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Editor: Alexander Stark

Magna received “the largest transmission order in the history” of the automotive supplier. The buyer of their dual clutch and hybrid transmissions is a Bavarian OEM.The transmissions will be used in more than 170 different vehicle applications.

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The dual-clutch transmission with 48-volt mild hybrid technology from Magna.
The dual-clutch transmission with 48-volt mild hybrid technology from Magna.
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Magna has been awarded the largest gear manufacturing order in the company's history. The multi-year contract with the automobile manufacturer BMW covers all front-wheel drive dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid transmissions.

The transmissions will be used in more than 170 different vehicle applications. The supplier's new hybrid technology had no effect on the overall dimension of the transmission, ensuring that BMW remained flexible in terms of production. The hybrid variants also use a compact 48-volt electric motor. This high-speed motor inside the transmission housing offers new driving functions and optimizes fuel efficiency. Magna does not say in which models the transmission will be used - however, the sale of the new BMW 1 Series with front-wheel drive only started a few weeks ago.

Production to Take Place in Germany and Slovakia

The double-clutch and hybrid transmissions are manufactured at the Magna sites in Neuenstein and Kechnec, Slovakia. “Our scalable dual-clutch transmissions improve driveability while providing optimum efficiency,” says Tom Rucker, President of Magna Powertrain, adding: “That's why our product is ideal for BMW.”

This article was first published by Automobilindustrie.

Original by Sven Prawitz / Translation by Alexander Stark

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