manual transmission

Could the next BMW M3 be automatic only?

While the “Save the Manuals” movement is still going, it seems to be losing. Despite the few outliers like the Porsche 911 R and Cayman GT4, the movement seems to be losing. Every hot BMW…

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Should we be sad for the death of the manual BMW M5?

BMW recently announced that the BMW M5 would be losing its manual transmission, along with its M6 counterpart. The six-speed manual option for the BMW M5, introduced solely for the North American market, just isn’t…

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Imminent Death To Manuals: Who’s To Blame?

It has been reported several times over the past few years that manuals are dead. Yet, the manuals are still alive and kicking, running everything from trucks to sedans to high-performance supercars in some cases….

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Update: BMW did not drop the manuals in base models

Update: Jalopnik initially reported that the manual options disappear from the BMW online configurator which created a confusion around the lack of manuals for certain models. We apologize for the confusion and hopefully all the…

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Dual Clutch vs Manual Transmission BMW M4

Nick Murray takes his BMW M4 with a dual clutch transmission and compares it against another M4 this time with a manual gearbox. The DCT vs. manual debate has been going on for years now…

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Youths need to learn to drive manual

It seems that almost every other week, there’s a story about a car theft, only to have the thief stall and run away because they didn’t know how to drive a manual transmission. This happens…