BMW M4 to Debut in Detroit Without Manual Transmission

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BMW M4 to Debut in Detroit Without Manual Transmission
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This past weekend at Pebble Beach, BMW unveiled the Concept M4 Coupe, garnering plenty of attention as it previews the all-new M4 that is now set to make its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. When it does arrive, however, one important piece of the puzzle will be missing.

Originally rumored to debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show, it appears that the German automaker will wait until 2014 to unveil its next, great production sports car.

SEE ALSO: BMW Concept M4 Coupe Video, First Look

Though it’s still unconfirmed, the new M4 is expected to be powered by a new 3.0-liter, twin-turbo inline-six engine that will generate around 450 horsepower. The bad news is, the M4 will NOT be coming with a manual transmission, not even as an option. Instead, buyers will be stuck with a dual-clutch transmission as standard. It appears that BMW is taking some notes from Porsche’s new GT3.

GALLERY: BMW Concept M4 Coupe

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[Source: Autoblog]

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  • Simon J

    Dear BMW: Good bye.

  • Honest Abe

    BMW is totally lost.

  • Felix H

    I really hope the new M2 can be the new M3. The M4 is HUGE anyway… it’s not really a driver’s car any more.

  • Mark Gold

    Don’t believe Autoblog’s report. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the M3/M4 will have a manual transmission, at least for the US market. They still sell plenty of manual transmission M cars that I don’t believe BMW would drop it completely, especially on their most enthusiast-oriented model. Besides, why would the 4-series coupe concept that premiered a few months back be shown with a manual transmission if BMW was so focused on DCT transmissions?

  • Benzo

    Yeah the last M4 was way better right

  • wiigamer136

    I’d get a GT-R now instead. I loved the old M3 for the beautiful V8 and manual tranny.