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BMW Gearbox Tuning Solutions

The BMW ZF6HP Automatic Gearbox

Many years and thousands of hours of research and development has finale come to a point of conclusion. A final product that can be used by many enthusiasts to enhance the BMW ZF6HP Automatic gearbox and pre-defined tunes that work hand in hand with engine control unit tuning to give the absolute best results possible from your BMW.

The BMW ZF6HP automatic transmission is a great piece of kit, so good in fact that it was used from the early 2000’s in many different BMW models, but remained backbox for tuners and car enthusiasts.

While the ZF units have been tuned for many years now in other vehicles, BMW applied intense encryption and signature mechanisms to avoid Tuners and enthusiasts from doing so. While this is understandable from a manufacturers perspective, it does not satisfy the needs of BMW enthusiasts worldwide.

Why Tune Your BMW ZF6HP Automatic Gearbox?

The ZF6HP units were used throughout the whole BMW range from the 1-series hatchbacks to the mighty Alpina B5 cars putting out around 500 bhp and 700 Nm of torque. While the hardware stays widely the same throughout all applications and is mainly divided in only 2 types (6HP19/21 and 6HP26/28), the software inside the controller makes it possible to adapt the transmission to every vehicle and mimic a wide range of driver styles.Smooth and comfy (some call it “sluggish”) in the Diesel applications, the same transmission in the Alpina B3/B5 come with a way more sportier touch and make it hard to believe, that they are from the same breed.

Tweaking your transmission is not only about getting quicker or holding more power. Few people are aware of how deeply an automatic transmission contributes to the overall driving experience. From crawling in traffic, over city driving, to taking your vehicle to the drag strip or a race track, the TCU widely defines how your car feels. Like everyone drives different with a manual, the maps inside the TCU hide the secrets to tweak your automatic transmission to your personal likings and finally experience what BMW promised you once in the glossy brochure

Tuning Solutions

Stage 1

  • Optimized D Shiftpoints to facilitate sporty, yet economy style driving
  • Optimized Shift Strategy for up/downhill driving
  • Optimized Warmup Behaviour
  • Optimized Torque Converter Lockup in 1st/2nd/3rd gear
  • Adapted Torque Limits for Tuned engines
  • Kickdown delete in Manual Mode
  • Gear Display in Dash in D/S/M Modes

Stage 2

  • Optimized D & S Shiftpoints for better acceleration in part and full throttle situations
  • 25% faster upshifts in D/S/M modes
  • Faster paddle response time
  • Optimized Torque Converter Lockup in 1st/2nd/3rd gear
  • Optimized Warmup Behaviour
  • Even more raised Torque Limits for tunes engines
  • Kickdown delete in D and Manual modes
  • Gear Display in Dash in D/S/M Modes

Stage 3

  • Optimized D & S Shiftpoints for better acceleration in part and full throttle situations
  • 25% faster upshifts in D/S modes
  • 50% faster upshifts in M mode
  • Rev Matched downshifting (Throttle – Blip)
  • True manual mode (no forced upshift at limiter)
  • Instant paddle response time
  • Optimized Torque Converter Lockup in 1st/2nd/3rd gear
  • Optimized Warmup Behaviour
  • Torque Limits set to 1000 Nm (737 ftlb)
  • Kickdown delete in D/S/M
  • Gear Display in Dash in D/S/M Modes
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