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How to use BMW Steptronic Transmission 

For drivers who are passionate about performance, there has long been a compromise when choosing between a manual and an automatic transmission. Sure, a manual gearbox offers more control under those conditions when you need it, but an automatic gives you the flexibility of letting the car decide the shift times when necessary, like during your morning commute. With the BMW Steptronic transmission system, you get the best of both worlds. Experience manual paddle shifting when you want it and a multi-drive mode automatic when situations call for it. At Pfaff BMW Markham, we have a very large selection of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles that feature the BMW Steptronic Transmission. If you are looking for information about how to use the BMW Steptronic Transmission, then you have come to the right place. In this article by Pfaff BMW Markham, we share some information about how to use this innovative multi-use transmission system by BMW. 

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How does the BMW Steptronic Transmission system work? 

If you are looking to master your BMW Steptronic Transmission system, then you have come to the right place. The basic functions of the Steptronic transmission include a fully automatic drive mode, a manual/sport drive mode that allows for higher engine revving before shifts, and a manual shift mode that allows the driver to manually shift gears. To move from manual/sport auto-shifting mode into the fully manual mode, simply tip the drive selector forward or backward into your desired gear, or use the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. You now have full control over what gears you’ll be driving in, up to a point. The Steptronic transmission is smart enough to not let you rev too far into the red zone, or to downshift into an unsafe gear. Depending on the BMW vehicle model, there may also be additional options that allow you to choose between Sport, Comfort, and Eco Pro drive modes.

Should I choose a BMW vehicle with a Steptronic Transmission?

If you are considering the purchase of a new or pre-owned BMW vehicle and you are wondering if you should choose one with the Steptronic Transmission, then ask yourself this question, “What type of driver are you?” Are you the type of driver that likes to sit back and enjoy the vehicle’s engine as it shifts from gear to gear for you, or do you like to be more engaged with the vehicle and do the gear shifting yourself? With the BMW Steptronic Transmission, you have the option to do both; the freedom to choose which way you would like to drive. This highly advanced transmission system has been designed to give drivers the most flexibility possible, without detracting from the driving experience. After all, choosing a BMW is about performance and the Ultimate Driving Machine.  

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