Manual Transmissions

  • Teaser for 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V “plus” models

    GM's president says the powerful CT4-V and CT5-V "plus" models will continue to offer manual transmissions.

  • Skip Barber Racing School Chevrolet Camaro SS
    Skip Barber and Hagerty join forces to groom better drivers, save manual transmission

    Driver's education isn't a major priority in the United States these days, but Skip Barber Racing School and Hagerty want to change that. The professional driving school and the classic car insurer announced a partnership on Wednesday that focuses on teaching driving skills, and even how to drive a...

  • 2018 Mazda MAZDA6
    Mazda 6 says so long to manual transmission for 2019, but it could return

    Mazda, the brand most associated with telling its customers that "driving matters," has pulled the manual transmission from the 2019 model year 6 mid-size sedan. The move leaves the new Mazda 3 hatchback (in Premium trim) and the MX-5 Miata as the only two models that the Japanese brand offers with...

  • 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake review update
    Jaguar cutting manual transmissions from US; other models may be next (Updated)

    Jaguar's current financial woes could spell the end of some models in the U.S., according to a recent report. Jaguar USA CEO Joe Eberhardt told The Detroit Bureau last week that Jaguar will drop its manual transmission, and that slow-selling models could also be shelved. Eberhardt said buyers'...

  • 2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition
    Jaguar F-Type kicks the stick-shift option

    The sun has set on the Jaguar F-Type's manual transmission option. After poor take rates in North America, Jaguar has nixed the stick-shift option for the 2020 model year. Car and Driver reported Wednesday that based on the number of new and used models currently on sale, buyers opt for the...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW M3 and M4 will have manual transmission, AWD

    BMW M is working on a new generation of the M3, as well as the two-door M4, and British outlet CAR has managed to receive some clarification on the BMW go-fast division's back-and-forth stance on the manual transmission. The British outlet reported Thursday that there will absolutely be a manual...

  • New Ford Bronco

    The upcoming Ford Bronco could offer enthusiasts a reprieve from automatic-only SUVs. According to a Tuesday Jalopnik report, the Bronco could introduce a 7-speed manual transmission option. Sources speaking to the publication anonymously said Ford has tasked Getrag to build the 7-speed manual transmission for the upcoming off-road-oriented SUV. Allegedly dubbed the MT-88, the report claims the 7-speed gearbox will pair with Ford's 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. Jalopnik further backed up its sources' knowledge by scouring the LinkedIn profiles of Getrag employees. A handful of employees...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra prototype
    New Toyota Supra could get manual transmission, but not in US

    The question of whether the new Toyota Supra will get a manual transmission has left enthusiasts guessing for months. Here's the good news: the Supra more than likely will get a three-pedal setup. The bad news? It's likely not in the cards for the U.S. market. Speaking to the Australian publication...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition
    The 2019 BMW Z4 won't offer a manual transmission

    BMW is unlikely to offer a manual gearbox as an option on its new 2019 BMW Z4. The convertible sports car exists in a niche segment to begin with, and adding in the choice of a manual transmission would slice an already small take rate into quantities too small to matter. Speaking to Road &...

  • Audi A4 Ultrasport
    Audi A4 Ultrasport returns, limited to 40 cars

    It appears Audi of America has come up with a proper way to send off the last Audi A4 sedans equipped with a manual transmission—and the results should tickle A4 enthusiasts. Although we're saddened to learn the 2019 A4 and A5 will drop the manual-transmission option for the new model year...

  • 2016 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 manual
    Teens failed to steal car because it had manual transmission

    A woman in Nashville, Tennessee, was saved by the grace of three pedals and a gear selector. Two teenage carjackers attempted to steal a woman's vehicle at a Kroger parking lot only to find it didn't have an automatic transmission. The two teens, ages 15 and 17, grabbed the woman's keys as she...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    BMW M isn't ready to ditch the manual transmission yet

    BMW, like a number of other automakers, is currently in a holding pattern with respect to the manual transmission. Just last year, we heard from an M Division executive who said the manual could be on its way out. Now we have word that BMW will continue to #GiveAShift for at least another...

  • Honda wants to teach you how to drive a car with a manual transmission

    Honda wants you to #GiveAShift. And so do we, because driving a vehicle with a manual transmission is a rewarding endeavor that's transitioning into the realm of lost art. To help those of you who are afraid to jump into a three-pedal vehicle, Honda has prepared a video that offers up a clear explanation of the basic action that is driving a car with a manual. This is essentially a 101-level course into manual transmission operation. The host walks through the items you'll be working with; which include the shift lever and all three pedals. Additionally, there's some great insight into what...

  • Subaru Viziv Performance concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Next Subaru WRX will still offer manual transmission

    Subaru previously hinted it may kill off the manual transmission in the name of safety, but Subaru North America CEO Tom Doll has alleviated enthusiasts' fears; the next-generation Subaru WRX will still offer a manual transmission. He made the comments during an interview with Drive, published this...

  • 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA
    Subaru might drop manual transmissions in the name of safety

    Subaru says that its EyeSight automatic emergency braking suite of safety gear might spell the end of manual transmissions for its car lineup. Speaking with Auto Express at the Geneva auto show last week, Subaru U.K. Managing Director Chris Graham said, "My gut tells me it will be EyeSight with...

  • Genesis G70
    2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 to offer manual transmission option

    Genesis, Hyundai's standalone luxury brand, will offer a manual transmission on its upcoming 2019 G70 compact sport sedan, a representative for the automaker said Friday. The row-your-own option places the G70 in the segment that has become increasingly devoid of three-pedal options. Genesis...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package
    Porsche wants to build naturally aspirated engines as long as possible

    Following a report from Motor last week suggesting the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 would ditch its naturally aspirated flat-6 in favor of a turbocharged engine, Porsche’s head of GT motorsport and GT road cars, Frank-Steffen Walliser, offered a softly worded denial. Speaking to Drive in...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
    Will the 2019 Chevy Camaro get the Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission?

    The California Air Resources Board may have spoiled one of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro's surprises. According to a recently filed CARB document, the refreshed 2019 Camaro will add the Chevrolet Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission. AutoGuide first discovered the document last Thursday, and it lists...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    We hope you weren't planning to #GiveAShift in a shiny new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Because you can't. VW has largely carried over its sportiest Jetta into the 2018 model year, albeit with one important change: you can't order it with three pedals. That's right, no manual transmission is offered. Sure, GLI gets new two-tone Anthracite 18-inch "Bathhurst" aluminum wheels, and there are LED headlights and taillights for 2018, but the loss of the manual transmission on VW's sportiest sedan stings. Inside, the lovely sport seats with red stitching still come standard, and a 6.3-inch capacitive...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
    Porsche says it won't build hybrids with manual transmissions

    Fancy a hybridized Porsche with a manual transmission? Not so fast, says the German luxury and sports car maker. At the debut of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, the brand said it won't build any hybrid vehicles equipped with a manual gearbox. Road and Track spoke with Dr. Gernot Döllner, who is vice...

  • 2017 Toyota 86
    Toyota's latest transmission patent is similar to '60s Saab technology

    The manual transmission faces an uncertain future. Increasing emissions standards, future safety technology, and dwindling take rates could spell its demise. But a new patent shows Toyota gives a shift, as we like to say, and it could give the manual gearbox an extended lease on life. Roadshow...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
    With new GT3, the automatic vs. manual debate rages, even within Porsche

    The third pedal is a third rail. Last week at the 2017 New York auto show, enthusiasts claimed another moral victory as Porsche announced the return of a manual transmission to one of its most coveted models. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 will be reunited with a 6-speed manual alongside the 7-speed PDK...

  • 2013 BMW M5
    BMW M Boss Says 600 HP Is The Limit, Manuals Not Long For This World

    The head of BMW's M division says the future of manual transmissions "doesn't look bright."

  • 2014 Audi R8
    #GiveAShift: The 7 Best Manual Transmissions You Can Drive

    Every single day, a sportscar gets overlooked. Abandoned. Rejected. It’s fast, it’s beautiful…but it has a stick shift. Automatics, CVTs, dual-clutches—they find their forever homes while thousands of stick shifts are left behind. It's sad, but it's true. Manual...

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