Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Coding Sports Automatic Transmission (VO code : 2TB)

Sports Automatic Transmission (2TB) is an optional package offered by BMW. It comes with paddle shift and sports tuned automatic transmission.

So what does it really means?

A quick check in the internet shows that it is an option for BMW 220i series car. That doesn't mean the lower capacity can't have this Sports Automatic Transmission (2TB) enabled right?

Our standard configuration comes with VO code 205 which stands for "Automatic Transmission". To code 2TB, you will need to modify two FDL parameter in these two modules:

1) BDC_BODY -> PADDLES_VERBAULT (set to "aktiv" - default "nicht_aktiv")
2) EGS -> Sport T/M  (set to "enabled" - default "disabled")

Obviously, you need to ensure that your steering wheel is equipped with the paddle shift as well. To be equipped with paddle shift, you can replace your current steering wheel with a M Sport steering wheel with paddle shift or purchase the paddle shift and drill some holes on your steering wheel (Ouch!) to attach it. The "sports" steering wheel that comes as default does not provide the option to retrofit your paddle shift nicely. You have to purchase a different set of steering wheel that comes with paddle shift as standard.

As for the Sports automatic transmission, you will need to set this mode in the EGS module. This will suppose to give you a sportier ride with quicker gear shift at certain RPM which I really need your feedback once you had enable it in your car. I couldn't find much information on what this 2TB option do to your F45/F46 and need some real feedback on how it performs.

Feel free to leave your feedback on this 2TB - Sports Automatic Transmission mode!


  1. hi Robot Lover
    not sure if you have read this before from f30.bimmerpost
    "If your car has the shift paddles; you have SAT. As stated above, the SAT option code is 2TB. Check your order sheet / decoder to see if you have it. If you have option 205, then you have the non-SAT features.
    SAT can be coded is you don't already have it. You just won't have the paddles or the Sport shifter. If you don't have SAT and have enough miles on it to know how your car behaves, coding SAT makes a very noticeable difference.
    If you have a '14 and SAT, you should already have launch control enabled.
    If you have a coding setup, you can check EGS / 3000 / LC. If it's active, then Launch Control is enabled on your car.""

    i think this 2TB can work even for non paddle shift f45

    1. 'thanks, in my case turn out its Variantencodierung_2_2_1
      Originally Posted by Almaretto View Post
      FDL-code the following after VO-Codiing:
      SZL_LWS_03 > Variantencodierung 3000 > Lenkrad_Schaltpaddles = nicht_aktiv'

      this is how the f10 turn off the paddle shift error

    2. 2TB can work without paddle shift. That has been tested. F45/F46/F48 does not have SZL module unlike F10. To switch off paddle shift, you have to disable that in BDC_BODY. As far as I know, there is no error reported even when paddle shift option is enabled in BDC_BODY but no paddle shift hardware connected.

  2. wow amazing info, thanks for sharing, excellent post..! IAA

  3. I got a paddle shift in f48.The paddle shift changed in BCDBODY.
    What changes in EGS:sport t/m?

    1. Sport t/m is Sports Auto Transmission. You have to enable it to try it for yourself. Basically better response from your gear box(EGS).

  4. excellent quality write-up right here. Thank you so very much.
    BMW Greensboro

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  6. Hi. How can I get started in coding. I have a f45. Where do I buy the cable in Singapore?

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