Tag Archives: ZF

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ZF has developed a two-speed transmission for Electric Vehicles

Interesting, News | July 17th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

If you’re a fan of BMW, or really any car manufacturer today, you’ve probably heard of ZF. The German automotive parts manufacturer created an eight-speed …

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BMW and ZF Sign Biggest Deal in History

News | April 4th, 2019 by Gabriel Nica

Back in March, insider sources claimed BMW was looking for local suppliers for some of its transmission needs. The looming trade war between the US …

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BMW Ponders Sourcing Transmissions Locally for Spartanburg Plant

News | March 18th, 2019 by Gabriel Nica

Considering the way things are going these days, big companies simply can’t rely on the promises made by local governments. The landscape can change in …

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The Spun Bearing Reprised: ZF Double Clutch Transmission, BMW i, Toyota sportscar

Interesting, Others | June 24th, 2015 by Hugo Becker

ZF Double Clutch Automatic According to a source, BMW appears to be testing a new transmission option for one of its cars. We’ve talked about …

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Revised ZF 8-Speed Automatic will debut in BMW 520d

News | August 21st, 2014 by Horatiu Boeriu

Since 2009, the eight-speed automatic ZF transmission ensured that BMW customers experienced the smoothest and lowest fuel consumption transmission on the market. Now a facelift …

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BMWBLOG Analysis: 2012 BMW M5 Transmission Choices

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 17th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Well what’s all this brouhaha over the next M5’s transmission choices. A little logic may help in understanding what the possibilities will be. Let’s start with what …

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(Almost) Everything You Wanted to Know About Automatic Transmissions, But Were Afraid to Ask

Featured Posts, Interesting | February 11th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Introduction Thinking about how automatic transmissions work usually results in the same type of headache you get when eating ice cream too quickly, brain freeze. …

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Analysis: ZF 9HP 9 Speed Transverse Automatic Transmission

Featured Posts, Interesting | January 26th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

What the heck! One more speed and all of us old Schwinn riders would have felt right at home, see what Jalopnik had to say. Nine …

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2011 NAIAS: ZF launches 9-speed transmission

Auto Shows | January 13th, 2011 by Horatiu Boeriu

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, ZF announced their latest and greatest transmission, a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The 9-speed concept was introduced for the first …