Model Highlights

7-Speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Launch Control
This racing-derived 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) can be personalized by the driver to match a wide range of preferences, from Comfort to Sport +, and can operate in either automatic or sequential manual mode. In the manual mode, you shift like a Grand Prix driver by flicking paddles just behind the steering wheel, without taking your hands off the wheel.

Here's how it works. M Double Clutch Transmission is based on not one, but two partial transmissions housed inside the same case. One side contains gears 1, 3, 5 and 7; the other, gears 2, 4 and 6. Let's say you're accelerating hard in gear 3. Before the shift to gear 4 is made, this next gear is already selected and ready to go. To make the shift, M DCT doesn't push gears. Rather, it swaps the two clutches to instantly engage the next gear on the other side of the transmission. Changing clutches, instead of physically moving gears, is blindingly fast – and it can be executed with your right foot flat to the floor. Downshifts, similarly, are executed with perfect consistency and engine rev-matching while braking or coasting. The overall results are precision and consistency, which allow drivers to focus maximum attention on the road or track.