The End of an Era for Manual Transmissions?

According to the head of BMW M”The future doesn’t look bright for manual transmissions

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Research shows that the DCT [dual-clutch transmission] and auto ‘boxes are faster and they have better fuel consumption. In addition, Automated Transmissions do open up a wider range of potential customers. Taking a well-trained left foot off the list of requirements means more people will be able to drive a given car.

Having said that… Manual Transmissions are still peerless when it comes to driver involvement and plain old fun, and so they’re still viewed as the best choice by many car enthusiasts. And since BMW M caters specifically to those enthusiasts, it’s possible that manuals will stick around even if the numbers don’t add up.

Where do you stand when it comes to Manual VS Automatic Transmissions?

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