B&M invented the racing automatic shifter and still leads the way today. They offer the widest range of applications, functions and styling in the world. B&M Automatic shifters are easy to install and come with detailed instructions. The majority of B&M shifters are NHRA approved and include safety reverse lock-out. These shifters with reverse lock-out eliminate the need for a reverse valve-body. For ease of installation, and for best fit and feel, all shifters (except Street Rod Shifter) utilize a heavy duty cable. All shifters also include a reverse or neutral safety switch.
Competition Automatic Shifters
No compromise automatic shifters for Pro applications! Precision engineered with top quality components to withstand extreme competition environment.
Performance Automatic Shifters
Stylish, functional, and easy to install, B&M Performance Automatic shifters are the best shifters you can buy!
Automatic Shifter Accessories
Knobs, buttons, and accessories to dress up your street shifter or improve the performance of your race shifters!
Automatic Shifter Replacement Parts
Need to replace a worn out shifter component? Not a problem. B&M has every part you need to restore your B&M shifter back to new condition.
The installation of a B&M shifter improves the driving experience. By being able to drive the vehicle by shifting quickly up and down through the gears the driver can maximize the engine's torque curve. A B&M automatic shifter creates driver control that is similar to that of a manual transmission shifter if desired. The driver also has the choice to leave the shifter in “drive” and allow the vehicle to shift normally.
Most B&M automatic shifters prevent the transmission from being accidentally shifted into reverse while driving. This function is required by most race sanctioning bodies and critical in street performance applications as well.
B&M delivers the control & function with the good looks you desire for the interior of your vehicle. When selecting a shifter, how the unit looks is very important. Whatever you drive, B&M has a look that works.
You should first determine how the shifter is going to be used and which features are needed to suit that application. Detailed mechanical design differences are described below. Most B&M shifters include a neutral safety switch and backup light switch as well as a reverse lock out to prevent accidental engagement of reverse even in hard shifting conditions. Most are operated by a cable from the shifter to the transmission. This allows for quick and easy installation and virtually unlimited shifter mounting positions in the vehicle. B&M offers two types of shifter installations – console and universal.
A console installation replaces the factory console shifter with a B&M unit that fits within the confines of the vehicle’s stock shifter enclosure or console.
In racing there is no room for error. Races are won and lost in hundredths of a second. B&M has been in the racing arena and delivering sophisticated transmission controls longer than anyone. B&M shifter equipped cars have placed their drivers in the winner’s circle for over 50 years. It is no wonder that every B&M race shifter begins with the word ‘Pro’!
There are three types of shifter actions or internal mechanism designs. The Ratchet and Gate designs are found in the B&M top of the line shifters. The Detent design is a less expensive mechanism designed for economical positive shifts. Both Ratchet and Gate mechanisms are ideally suited for racing and street/strip applications.