Even if it builds some of the most fun cars on the market, Mini wants to go even further so it introduced  a new transmission to the range. 

Fast gear changes, a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency are just some of the benefits of the new 7-speed Steptronic automatic double clutch transmission available for the MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI 5-Door Hatch and the MINI Convertible. 

Customers can order this new transmission in conjunction with selected engine variants as an alternative to the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

The double clutch transmission is operated by a newly designed electronic selector lever. The new selector lever always returns to its original position after changing between driving mode D, neutral position N and reverse mode. The parking lock is activated by pressing the P button. S mode can be activated by shifting the selector lever to the left from position D, allowing the driver manual intervention. 

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The electronic controller paired with the new double clutch transmission includes a shift strategy based on navigation data and supports both the engine start/stop function as well as coasting in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.