Manual Transmissions

2013 BMW M5

BMW M Boss Says 600 HP Is The Limit, Manuals Not Long For This World

Manual transmissions have fallen out of favor with mainstream buyers, but hardcore enthusiasts aren't giving up on them. So surely BMW's M division, maker of performance cars that specifically target the enthusiast market, will be a safe haven for the clutch pedal for the time being. Or maybe not... read more

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2014 Jaguar F-Type teaser

Manuals Not Dead At Jaguar: F-Type, Others To Pack Three Pedals: Report

Manual transmissions have been under fire for years now--something like 95 percent of average buyers don't want them, and that's making it harder and harder for the... read more August 22, 2012 by 

Solar-powered Toyota 2000GT

Toyota Electric Sports Car In The Works: Report

Toyota’s made little secret of its desire to inject some spirit into its lineup by adding some sporty new models to its mix of dependable, albeit somewhat dull, sedans... read more July 12, 2012 by 

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears

After years of declining market share, sales of manual transmission cars are oddly on the rise. Take Chevy’s compact Sonic, for example: something like one-in-five... read more June 25, 2012 by 

2013 BMW M5

Next BMW M5 And M6 Won’t Offer A Manual Transmission

Performance cars are all about performance, except when they're not. In the case of luxury-performance sedans like BMW's M5, there are numerous concessions made to comfort... read more June 21, 2012 by 

2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback (three-door)

BMW Files Patents For Manual Transmission With Seven Or More Gears

Porsche has shown that with a little innovation, the manual transmission can remain relevant in a world where regular automatics and newer dual-clutch units offer faster... read more June 7, 2012 by 

2013 BMW M6 Coupe

Next BMW M6 To Offer Manual Gearbox Option

When the BMW M6 Convertible and Coupe hit these shores this summer, both will come to market with a 560-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 engine shifted through a seven-speed M-DCT... read more May 31, 2012 by 

2012 Porsche 911

Porsche Engineer Predicts Demise Of Manual 911s

When Porsche introduced its latest-generation 991-series 911, the automaker also brought to the table an innovative seven-speed, three-pedal manual transmission. Surely... read more February 22, 2012 by 

2013 BMW M5

U.S.-Spec 2013 BMW M5 With 6-Speed Manual Debuts In Detroit

Probably one of the worst kept secrets of last year was that the new ‘F10’ BMW M5 was going to be offered with a regular six-speed manual transmission, though... read more January 9, 2012 by 

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

NHTSA Ends Investigation Into Mustang Manual Transmission

Last August, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was investigating manual-transmission equipped Ford Mustangs for shifting issues, ranging... read more December 21, 2011 by 

Porsche's seven speed shift pattern. Image: Chas Hallett for

2012 Porsche 911 Seven-Speed Manual Shift Pattern: No Surprises Here

Rowing the gears in a manual-transmission car used to be so simple. Back in the old four-speed days, your forward gears formed an “H” pattern. Then came the... read more August 30, 2011 by 

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition

NHTSA Investigating Ford Mustang Over Erratic Manual Transmissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced it will be investigating manual transmissions on 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs due to a number of owner... read more August 8, 2011 by 

Gear Shift

Save The Manuals? Hagerty Insurance Teaches Youth How To Drive A Stick

The presence of manual transmissions in new cars has been declining for several years, thanks to low take rates, improved fuel efficiency from automatic transmissions, and... read more July 11, 2011 by 

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Lamborghini Killing Manual Transmissions, But Who Cares?

The demise of the manual transmission has been greatly exaggerated for years now, and continues to be, even as carmakers like Porsche tack on a seventh gear and Nissan sells... read more July 8, 2011 by 

2012 BMW M5 spied with manual transmission

2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission In U.S.

Going a long way towards confirming previous reports that a third-pedal option would be offered on the 2012 BMW M5, at least in the U.S., this latest image reveals that BMW... read more June 14, 2011 by 

2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Next Porsche Panamera To Drop Manual Transmission Option?

It's no secret that the U.S. is fonder of the three-pedal manual transmission than is the rest of the world, where dual-clutch acceptance appears to be more automatic. But... read more June 13, 2011 by 


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