September 29, 2023


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Mini provides again handbook transmission on extra fashions

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Mini eliminated the 6-speed handbook from its choices listing early final yr, citing on the time provide points and promising a return of the transmission at a later date.

It lived as much as its promise final fall, when it reintroduced the handbook transmission as an choice on its signature Hardtop.

Now it is added the choice again on two extra fashions: the 4-Door Hardtop and Convertible. The handbook might be geared up on the Cooper and Cooper S grades. The choice is an 8-speed computerized.

Just lately, Mini carried out a survey to seek out out simply how a lot curiosity there was for handbook transmissions, and the outcomes have been optimistic for the outdated stick shift. Round 63% of respondents agreed studying the best way to drive a handbook was a a ceremony of passage and an necessary life talent.

2023 Mini Convertible Seaside Edition

2023 Mini Convertible Seaside Version

When it got here to particular age teams, Mini found almost half (49%) of all Gen Z respondents indicated they did not know the best way to drive a handbook. When requested in the event that they have been keen to be taught, 53% of the Gen Z respondents indicated they have been serious about studying the best way to row their very own gears. That proportion grows while you depend all ages as much as 34; on this case 67% stated they have been desperate to be taught.

Anybody really keen to learn to drive stick can accomplish that by Mini. The automaker has been working a handbook transmission driving course since final fall on the BMW West Coast driving college positioned on the Thermal Membership personal racetrack in California. The present value of the course is $499.

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