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November 21, 2005

GERMANY: BMW drops sequential manual transmission on Z4

BMW is dropping sequential manual transmissions in favour of dual clutch transmissions, also called direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmissions.

BMW is dropping sequential manual transmissions in favour of dual clutch transmissions, also called direct shift gearbox (DSG) transmissions.

A sequential manual gearbox will not be offered on the facelifted Z4 or the new M Roadster, according to the German publication, Automobilwoche.

The M Roadster will get a six speed manual gearbox instead.

Automobilwoche said that GETRAG is developing a dual clutch transmission for BMW and that ZF is working on a similar development for an unnamed German OEM.

Dual clutch gearboxes made by BorgWarner are already widely available across Volkswagen group model lines.

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