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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-21-2008, 10:16 PM
MTech8 MTech8 is offline
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New 8 Speed Transmission in 2009 X5?

I'm a little confused with the statement:

"Drive is transferred via BMW's xDrive four-wheel-drive system to each wheel by a newly developed eight-speed automatic gearbox. Produced by German transmission specialist ZF, it is planned to replace the existing six-speed automatic across the BMW lineup from the end of 2008, starting with the fifth-generation 7 Series due out at the Paris auto show this coming September. For the X5 Vision, the new gearbox has been modified slightly to house the electric motor and its associated electronics package." quoted exactly from an except on this article by Edmunds.com/InsideLine ( http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/au...hotopanel..3.* )


Does it mean that the new 8 speed will be available in the 2009 X5? But it said that it will be in the 5th gen 7 series first. I'm confused. Anyone have any information about this?

Hopefully the new 8 speed auto will address some of the problems with sluggishness in the current auto-transmission.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:33 PM
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Damn I want that 8-speed Trans... I hope it has worse performance than the current X lol.

(e.g. "There will be a decrease in performance due to sacrificing for the comfort of the 8-speed Transmission, decreasing the 4.8i 0-60 from 6.4 seconds to 7.2 seconds...") LOL
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:54 AM
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The manufacturers keep adding speeds, pretty soon we will all be driving CVTs with infinite speeds. I wonder if this is the same 8 speed transmission ZF is selling M-B now? Trivia question: "what was the first commercially successful automatic transmission?" The 3 speed Hydramatic in the 1940 Oldsmobile is my answer, anyone else?
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