Test Drives

Test drives

Whether on- or off-road, all guests could experience the entire Magna Powertrain portfolio during your test drives. Modern manual switches, economical dual-clutch transmissions, dynamic rear axle drive and exciting eDrive prototypes were available in various applications.

Our test vehicles for the Drivetrain Forum Career Day:


e1 Democar

e1 Demonstrator

Try with the e1 how electrification feels.

Magna Powertrain’s competences in the electrification of the powertrain are comprehensive. The “e1” eDrive concept allows for a variety of applications including sports cars as well as commercial vehicles. An innovative platform-approach utilizing a scalable e-machine enables us to offer customized eDrive solutions.

e2 Demonstrator

e2 Demonstrator

Discover electrification with our e2 eDrive Democar.

The e2 Technology Demonstrator car combines the 7HDT300 Hybrid Dual-Clutch Transmission with a highly integrated electric rear axle with 140 kW power. The system allows to demonstrate a variaty of electrified drivetrain layouts and the advantages of different configurations can be compared in one vehicle.

BMW 550i Democar ePowersplit High Performance 48 Volt

BMW 550i Democar

Experience the future of 4-Wheel Drive with the BMW 550i demonstration vehicle

A transfer case prototype with integrated e-machine allows for best driving dynamics and highst CO2-reduction potential. The system provides mild-hybrid functionalities like regeneration, driving and boosting.

Vehicles with All-Wheel Drive

On-Road vehicles

Audi A4 Allroad or Q5 with Flex4™ Disconnect

Audi Q5

Magna Powertrain´s Flex4™ all-wheel drive technology forms the technical foundation of the Audi quattro ultra system.

The system was developed jointly by Magna and Audi. The technology uses a multi-plate wet clutch with electromechanical actuation to control torque distribution between the front and rear axles and a dog-clutch to disconnect the secondary drivetrain when AWD is not required.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 with Actimax™

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ with Magna Powertrain's Actimax™ Transfer Case stands for driving fun, dynamics and safety.

The fully variable 4WD system provides the right torque in every driving condition allowing for best stability even on snow or wet surface.

VW Golf R with Twin Rear Drive module

VW Golf R

The VW Golf R is a technology demonstrator for Magna Powertrain’s Dual-Clutch Torque Vectoring Rear Drive System.

Together with sophisticated control algorithms, the system provides superior driving performance for handling maneuvers in different driving conditions.

Off-Road vehicles

Mercedes Benz G-Class SUV

Mercedes Benz G-Class SUV

The Mercedes Benz G-Class with Ultimax™ Transfer Case technology by Magna Powertrain.

For more than 35 years the exclusive and stylish face of the Mercedes G-Class hasn’t changed. It truly is a classic in Mercedes’ off-road portfolio with a unique exterior design.

The 2-Speed Ultimax™ Transfer Case from Magna Powertrain guarantees permanent AWD along with best traction in any driving situation.

Mercedes Benz X-Class

Mercedes Benz X-Class 250d 4MATIC

Robust off-road vehicle with Magna Powertrain 4WD Technology

Whether as an urban family car or as commercial vehicle: the new X-Class from Mercedes pushes the boundaries of the classic pickup world. The Magna Powertrain two-speed UltimaxTM transfer case ensures the right traction and allows off-road performance on demanding terrain.

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Get to know the Range Rover with the Ultimax™ Transfer Case from Magna.

This 2-speed transfer case guarantees a powerful, reliable off-road drive, even on the most difficult terrain.

Whether on rough terrain or in dense city traffic: The Range Rover guaranteed a safe, relaxed and pleasant advancement.

Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer 6x6

Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer 6x6

Discover the Puch Pinzgauer from Steyr at our Off-Road Track.

The Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer is an Austrian military vehicle from the 70´s.

It was developed as a successor to the Steyr-Puch Haflinger and is a SUV for heaviest terrain.

Vehicles with manual transmissions

BMW 2er Active/Grand Tourer

BMW 2er Active/Grand Tourer

Experience the BMW 218 with our manual transmission 6MTT350.

The weight-optimized transmission is part of a variable transmission family with flexible gear ratio spread.

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer combines comfort and space functionality with the typical BMW values dynamic, style and elegance in the premium compact class.


BMW 340i

The test drive BMW 340i includes the MTI Next Generation transmission.

The BMW 3 Series is the mid-class series from BMW and simultaneously the most successful car in the portfolio of BMW.

The features of the MTI Next Generation are among other things the very flexible gear spread ratio, the high torque density and low weight.

Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS

The Ford Focus RS includes the manual transmission 6MTT450.

The sports car is a unique experience because of its high performance and aggressive design.

The 6MTT450 is a compact and a flexible manual transmission with a high torque density.

Ford Mustang V8

Ford Mustang V8

Climb aboard the Ford Mustang V8 which integrates the manual transmission 6MTI500.

The 6MTI500 is a lightweight, modular and scalable inline transmission with the best-in-class torque density and excellent shift quality.

A specific feature of the Ford Mustang V8 is the aerodynamic and downwardly bent cowl.

Vehicles with dual-clutch transmissions



Have a sporty driving experience in the M2 from BMW with our 7DCI700 dual-clutch transmission.

The M2 is equipped with a fully integrated transmission with a high efficiency and excellent torque density for sports cars. It is built for spontaneous sprints and fast turns. Optional a 7-gear M dual-clutch transmission for fast gearshifts.



Experience pure driving fun and comfort while driving the BMW X1 with our 7DCT300.

The new compact SUV of BMW combines the joy of driving with a maximum of comfort.

The X1 uses the 7DCT300 with an electromechanic gear change, a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission and a electrohydraulic clutch actuation.

Brilliance V7

Brilliance V7

Test our 7DCT300 in the Brilliance V7

So far, this Chinese SUV is seldom seen on German streets. The roomy new product from China offers a great deal of driving comfort and innovation.

The compact 7-speed 7DCT300 dual-clutch transmission ensures smooth, comfortable shifting.

Renault Megane GT

Renault Megane GT

Look forward to a sporty driving experience with the Megane GT and our dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300.

The dynamic design as well as its interior features of higher classes make every ride special.

The 7DCT300 is a compact dual-clutch transmission with Smart Actuation and wet clutch.

Dongfeng AX5

Dongfeng AX5

Experience the Chinese Dongfeng AX5 with our 6DCT150 dual clutch transmission.

The compact SUV model Fengshen AX5 from Chinese carmaker Dongfeng contains the 6DCT150 dual clutch transmission — an especially light, compact third-generation dual clutch transmission with cascading gears and smart actuation for 3-cylinder engines.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

It will be racy with the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the 7DCL750 dual-clutch transmission.

The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a mid-engine sports car which brings also leisure riders a maximum driving pleasure.

The engine power is transmitted via seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels.

Mercedes-AMG GTS

Mercedes-AMG GTS

Test the AMG GTS with our dual-clutch transmission 7DCL750.

Design and dynamic promise a driving pleasure.

The 7DLC750 is a high performance dual-clutch transmission for front or mid-engine super sport cars.

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Mercedes Benz A-Class

Get inspired by the new Mercedes Benz A-Class with our 7DCT300.

In the A-Class the dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300 guarantees you, no matter where, on a hot lap or at slow city traffic excellent shift comfort.