2014 BMW M4 Coupe to drop manual transmission image

The German based automaker BMW is planning to drop the manual transmission from the brand new M4 Coupe, once the model in question will finally hit the market, next year.

The brand new BMW M4 Coupe will only come with a dual-clutch automatic transmission, as the carmaker is planning to drop the manual gearbox from the model. This is not official just yet but according to a recent report, several engineers have pointed in the past that the dual-clutch transmission will offer improved fuel efficiency and better performance and so the six-speed manual, which is currently used in the M5 and the M6, will be dropped.

Details on the final production version of the BMW M4 Coupe are limited for the moment but rumors are saying that this, along with the M4 Convertible and the new M3, will be powered by a 3.0 liter twin turbo six-cylinder engine, which will produce a total output of 450 HP (335 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (405 lb-ft). The concept version of the BMW M4 Coupe will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show while its final production variant should see daylight sometimes next year.

Source: Autoblog