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Mini brings back manual transmissions on more models

Mini dropped the six-speed manual from its options list, citing supply issues at the time, and promised to bring the transmission back at a later date.

It delivered on that promise last fall. Reintroduced manual transmission As an option for its signature hardtop.

The option is now available on two models, a 4-door hardtop and a convertible. Manuals are available on Cooper and Cooper S grades. The alternative is an 8-speed automatic.

Recently, Mini conducted a survey to find out how much interest there is in manual transmissions, and the results were positive for the old stick shift. About 63% of respondents agreed that learning how to drive a manual is a rite of passage and an important life skill.

2023 Mini Convertible Seaside Edition

When it comes to specific age groups, Mini found that nearly half (49%) of all Gen Z respondents said they don’t know how to drive a manual. When asked if she was willing to learn, 53% of Gen Z respondents said they were interested in learning how to row their own gear. If you count all ages up to 34, the percentage is even higher. In this case, 67% say they are eager to learn.

Anyone who really wants to learn how to drive a stick can do so through the Mini. car manufacturers are Manual transmission driving course Since last fall at the BMW West Coast Driving School at the Thermal Club private racetrack in California. The current cost of the course is $499. Mini brings back manual transmissions on more models

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