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MINI discontinues manual transmission, confirms boss

The special edition JCW is a limited production model with just 999 units planned for the world.

According to media reports, MINI has officially discontinued the manual transmission from its product lineup. Company boss Stefanie Wurst confirmed the same in a recent interview, stating, "We won’t have a manual, unfortunately."

MINI revealed the latest iterations of its Cooper & Countryman models earlier this month. While both models unveiled were electric, their respective ICE versions are expected to arrive soon, now exclusively equipped with an automatic transmission.

Earlier this year, the carmaker introduced the MINI John Cooper Works 1 of 6 Edition, making it the last manual transmission-equipped model in the brand's lineup. The special edition JCW is a limited production model with just 999 units planned for the world.

What's interesting is that MINI even introduced a Manual Driving School in California, USA recently. The aim of the school, as the name suggests, was to teach people how to operate a manual transmission.

Source: TopGear

 
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