BMW M to dump clutch

The death of the manual gearbox inches ever closer, with BMW confirming three-pedal M cars are headed for the history books. A wholesale clutch clearout will also see the brandís DCT auto replaced by a torque-converter unit as the sole transmission for Bavariaís finest. But you can shift easy for now; the end of the friction plate will be around 2027. BMW Mís sales and marketing VP, Peter Quintus, said rising power levels spelt the death of the manual, which is currently a no-cost option in the M2 and standard in the base M3 and M4.