BorgWarner Parts for ZF 8-Speed BMW 760i Transmission
"The ZF 8HP automatic transmission shifts gears in only fractions of a second. BorgWarner's superior friction technology meets these demanding performance requirements consistently," John Sanderson, BorgWarner Drivetrain System said in a release.
"We value our long-standing relationship with ZF and are pleased to contribute to the performance and efficiency of this remarkable new state-of-the-art transmission."
The friction plates are built by BorgWarner in Heidelberg, Germany and are designed to meet ZF's requirements for efficiency and shift performance. According to the supplier, their friction plates enable neutral idle control (NIC) to further enhance fuel economy.
When the BMW 7 series was released in the beginning of April, BMW said about the new transmission, featured for the first time in a BMW, "convert seemingly unlimited power reserves spontaneously and with precise control at all times into supreme driving dynamics."
The transmission is paired with BMW's 6.0l V12 engine. The powerplant boasts new technologies as well, including TwinPower Turbo Technology, used for the first time on a V12. Together with High Precision Injection with fuel injected directly into the combustion chambers and double-VANOS camshaft adjustment, the 760i jumps from naught to sixty in 4.6 seconds.
BMW 760i uses up to 12.9l/100 km (18 mpg), the average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle. Emission rates stand at 299 g/km of CO2.