Thanks for offering the download on the CVT!
I was glad to learn how this transmission works, it's ingenious. The most important fault is the slow reaction to wide open throttle- this needs to be more instant, and after studying the design of the CVT, it could be rectified easily. It doesn't need new software, just that one change: down shift immediately at wide open throttle. We need that in heavy traffic in the U.S. Automatic is the preference in the U.S., so if that were rectified, more people would buy the car. Some Americans REQUIRE an automatic transmission, so it needs to behave like they need. I hope BMW reads this, because more MINIs sold in the U.S. is a good thing for all of us concerned. -Jeffy.