M boss wants the manuals to stay - BMW 4-Series Forums
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post #1 of 1 Old 07-06-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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M boss wants the manuals to stay

Frank van Meel lets it be known that the future of manuals is dark from a technical standpoint, but they won't do away with something the customer wants...

And that's because van Meel hedges on if the manual will stay or go. On one hand, it isn't as good technically and he can't guarantee it'll stick around, but he also says that they have a huge fan base for manuals and they "are not going to take away something the customer wants to have."

The problem is that as the fan base gets smaller, there'll be less incentive for BMW to use and develop new manual transmissions for its cars, and then it'll have to die out for business reasons, not because the boss of M wants it to.
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