BMW always sources their transmissions. They’ve been using GM automatics for years. The 335i is a high performance ZF. The 328i has the GM automatic.
What cars have the 5l40e transmission?
Vehicles Running the GM 5L40-E 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 2004–2006 Cadillac CTS (RWD)
- 2005–2006 Cadillac STS (RWD)
- 2004–2006 Cadillac SRX (RWD)
- 2006 Pontiac Solstice.
- 2007 Saturn Sky.
- 2004–2006 Holden WL Statesman/Caprice (RWD)
- 2004–2006 Holden VZ Commodore (RWD)
- 2005–2009 Chevrolet Omega (RWD)
Which BMW has Steptronic?
Steptronic is a function of manual gear shifting on an automatic transmission. It was created by the ZF Friedrichshafen AG German manufacturer, based on BMW’s design in 1996. It can be seen on BMW, Mini, MG and Rover cars.
How do you check the transmission fluid in a Pontiac Solstice?
In order to check the fluid level, you need to lift the vehicle and remove the “fill” plug to see if the fluid is at the point where it would spill out of the hole. A screwdriver can be inserted as a “dipstick” to check fluid level and condition.
How long does a BMW transmission last?
Without service and maintenance, some transmissions can fail in as little as 100,000 miles. If you drive around 10-15,000 miles a year, your transmission could be down for the count in seven years! With care and service, transmissions can last 300,000 miles or more.
Are BMW transmissions good?
Simply put, no. There is nothing to suggest that in general BMW automatics are any more or less reliable than their manual transmissions. Just looking at how many used BMWs are for sales with more than 200k miles suggests that major drivetrain problems are not common.
Is it cheaper to rebuild a transmission or replace it?
Generally, if a repair estimate costs more than a rebuild, then the rebuild is the service to go with. If the cost of a replacement transmission costs less than a repair or rebuild, then the replacement is the best alternative. Most importantly, you should only use the services of transmission professionals.