Gearbox ZF 8HP76

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP76 has been produced by the German company since 2018 and is installed on rear- and all-wheel drive BMW models under its index GA8HP76X and GA8X76AZ. This gearbox is also installed on the most powerful versions of the Land Rover Defender in the L663 body.

3rd generation of the 8HP family: 8HP51, 8HP76.


Production years since 2018
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive all wheel / rear
Engine volume, l up to 4.8
Torque output, Nm up to 800
Recommended oil ZF Lifeguard Fluid 8
Oil capacity, liter 8.8
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 87

Gear ratios ZF 8HP76

Using the example of a BMW X7 xDrive40d 2020 with a 3.0 liter engine:

Main 3.154
1st 5.500
2nd 3.520
3rd 2.200
4th 1.720
5th 1.317
6th 1.000
7th 0.826
8th 0.640
Reverse 3.593

The transmission was installed on:

  • BMW 3-Series G20 since 2019;
  • BMW 4-Series G22 since 2021;
  • BMW 5-Series G30 since 2020;
  • BMW 6-Series G32 since 2020;
  • BMW 7-Series G11 since 2019;
  • BMW 8-Series G15 since 2018;
  • BMW X3-Series G01 since 2019;
  • BMW X4-Series G02 since 2019;
  • BMW X5-Series G05 since 2018;
  • BMW X6-Series G06 since 2019;
  • BMW X7-Series G07 since 2019;
  • Land Rover Defender 2 (L663) since 2019.

Disadvantages of the ZF 8HP76 gearbox

  • As before, the service life of your gearbox will greatly depend on the operating mode.
  • During active driving, the solenoids quickly become clogged with friction wear products.
  • Frequent acceleration causes the aluminum parts of the mechanical part of the gearbox to burst.
  • The weak point of automatic transmissions of this family are bushings and rubber gaskets.

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