Are We Going to Say Goodbye to the Stick Shift Soon?
- The BMW M range
- Manual transmissions
- Though BMW has its loyal clientele when it comes to manual cars, the numbers are fast dwindling which is a major concern to the auto maker
- With global emission standards gaining more and more prominence, more engineers are turning to automatic vehicles for better performance and improved fuel economy
To cut it short
BMW M chief said in a recent interview that from a technical standpoint, the future is bleak for manual gearboxes and that automatic ones are faster and have better fuel consumption. Having said that , since BMW M caters specifically to some hard core manual vehicle enthusiasts, it’s possible that manuals will stick around even if the numbers don’t add up!