News Release - Magna Begins Production of First Mild Hybrid Transverse Transmission for BMW Group
- Magna is the exclusive mild hybrid transmission supplier for all front-transverse applications on
- Contract extends across multiple models starting with the new BMW 2 Active Tourer
- Mild hybrid transmission technology significantly reduces CO2 emissions of an internal combustion engine
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“Our efficient hybrid dual-clutch transmission technology is an important step in achieving lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency,” said
With its specific torque-split concept for hybridization, Magna’s 7HDT400 48V transmission enables optimal efficiency of an internal combustion engine and electric motor. It provides a maximum of 400 Nm of torque as well as offering scalable functionality benefits.
It also offers high modularity with the following:
- base transmission
- fully integrated e-machine
- on-demand cooling of the clutch and electric motor
- a single oil circuit for cooling and lubrication, and
- a significant reduction in CO2 at Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycles (WLTC) and in real-world driving operations.
The mild hybrid transmissions are built at Magna’s facilities in Neuenstein,
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