BMW AG says the new 8-speed automatic transmission, on the verge of rolling out aboard the new 760i and 760iL, will cut fuel consumption in the V-12 flagships 6%. The ZF Friedrichshafen AG gearbox also shifts faster and more smoothly than the 6-speed it replaces, and takes full advantage of available engine torque, the auto maker says. “Thanks to the innovative configuration of the gear sets, the number of additional components required and the weight of the new 8-speed automatic ...

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