2019 BMW M340: Manual Love Officially Dead!

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Every passing day brings us closer to the release of the G20 BMW M340 and the car promises a performance that can rival the Mercedes-AMG C43 and the Audi S4.

On the surface of thing, the M340 has certainly nailed it as the vehicle looks set to debut with an improved inline-6 engine that is paired to a ZF-8HP automatic gearbox. This is a mighty fine setup but it is also one that upsets some individuals.

These folks have made it known that they are unhappy with BMW not offering manual with the upcoming M340. The M3 with an inline-6 should have at least have manual as an option but it is not going to happen with the M340 at all.

Well, to these folks, you have to understand that manual is not a favourable choice anymore hence BMW don’t see the benefits of offering them. If manual is truly a requirement, then perhaps the folks should head to a nearby BMW dealer and get the current M3 while they still can.