Shifting Trends: Is the Manual Transmission Doomed?

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Shifting Trends: Is the Manual Transmission Doomed?
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Manual transmissions have always been idolized and are generally reserved for the ultimate sporty-cars, but how does a stick shift compare to its automated counterpart? Continue Reading...

2014 BMW M3 to Lose Manual Gearbox, or Will It?

2014 BMW M3 to Lose Manual Gearbox, or Will It?
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One of the most illustrious names in German sport sedan history, the BMW M3 will transition away from its naturally aspirated engine roots in the upcoming model meant to bow at next year’s Geneva Motor Show, doing so without a manual transmission. Continue Reading...

Should You Buy a Car With a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

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Should You Buy a Car With a Dual-Clutch Transmission?
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  In the quest to find a new car, there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. Questions about cargo room, technology, options, luxuries and other various elements will come up more than a few times while shopping for a new car. However, from the car driver’s perspective, there are just three… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron to Get Two More Years in Production?

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Bugatti Veyron to Get Two More Years in Production?
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Somebody ought to call Scooby Doo and the Gang because there’s something fishy going on at Bugatti. We’re not making any accusations, but put your thinking cap on and mull this one over. Midway through last year the automotive media started reporting that Bugatti officially decided to discontinue the Veyron. Sad as we all were… Continue Reading...

Lotus Esprit Could Get a Dual-Clutch Transmission

Lotus Esprit Could Get a Dual-Clutch Transmission
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Lotus recently announced its intention to build an in-house V8 engine for its upcoming line of exotic sports cars. Making as much as 570-hp from a displacement of just 4.8-liters the sophisticated powerplant may be joined by an equally high-tech automatic transmission. Back in January of last year it was revealed that Lotus was working… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Celebrates 3.5 Million DSG Transmissions Sold

Volkswagen Celebrates 3.5 Million DSG Transmissions Sold
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Dual-clutch transmissions are becoming increasingly popular offerings by all automakers in the search to save every drop of fuel. But the auto-boxes have another benefit: not only do they shift faster than a traditional slushbox, they easily out-match your best manual-transmission heel-toe efforts. Combine those two qualities and you’ve got a solution that will please… Continue Reading...
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