With a light and compact design, the M 6-speed manual transmission decreases the total weight of the car, resulting in an array of benefits in the field of dynamics, agility, acceleration and fuel consumption. The lightened gear box also balances the axle load distribution to nearly 50:50, giving the car more neutral and stabilised driving characteristics in every situation. On the inside of the transmission, innovative carbon fibre friction lining makes shifting gears more comfortable. In addition, the new transmission is even more efficient, as the dry sump lubrication system enables targeted oil distribution. This technology, adopted from racing sports, also contributes to greater efficiency and lower fuel consumption. BMW M engineers placed a high value on further reducing engine noise. And, beyond all that, the M 6-speed manual transmission is fully integrated into the other cutting-edge control systems: Together with motor electronics, its sensors provide signals to the engine speed control system when shifting gears.