Mini cars received a new gearboxJanuary 23, 2018
Hatchbacks Mini in three- and five-door versions received a new 7-speed Steptronic transmission with a double clutch. The same gearbox is now completed and the cabriolet of the German brand. It is offered in tandem with the gasoline and diesel engines available to choose from. Also for cars continues to be offered and a standard 6-speed manual transmission.
Also, for the Mini machines, the electronic selector lever, which returns to its original position and is not fixed in the D, N and R positions, was newly developed. The German company’s press service explained that the electronic transmission control unit monitors the operation of the gearbox based on navigation data, and It also supports the start / stop function and coasting. According to Mini, due to this, the level of fuel consumption and emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere is reduced.
The company claims that the new gearbox allows cars to make dynamic acceleration, providing switching to increased gear without interrupting the torque. In addition, it takes into account the position of the gas pedal, engine speed, driving speed and the selected driving mode. This allows you to quickly respond to this or that road situation. In this case, the Steptronic 7-speed gearbox with dual clutch is also equipped with a function of driving in a dense flow with frequent stops.
In March 2018, the company Mini will begin mass production of restyling versions of the hatchback and convertible. Cars are distinguished by new optics, other wheel disks and additional options for painting the body. After the upgrade, Mini received an upgraded audio system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen display. A wireless charger for smartphones is also available to the driver. In addition, the Mini Connected system can now provide real-time traffic information, news, weather information and local fuel prices.
After restyling, the Mini has changed its logo. The emblem is made in a simplified version with a corporate name, written in capital letters. From the three-dimensional style, which was first demonstrated on the logo of the German brand in 2011, it was decided to refuse.