It's Official, No More Stick Shifts for Mercedes-Benz

It's Official, No More Stick Shifts for Mercedes-Benz

As it forges forward to the future, Mercedes Benz announced that it would be gradually removing manual transmissions and only offering automatic vehicles down the line.

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The automotive industry has been continually shifting as improvements and changes occur. Iconic automaker Mercedes-Benz announced on Tuesday one such novel gear shift—so to speak—that it will stop producing vehicles with manual transmissions.

The company's Chief of R&D, Markus Schäfer, stated that the "company will eliminate manual transmissions," so as to minimize costs and streamline production.

It's no news that manual transmissions were going to phase out, but not many automakers have stood up and outrightly stated they were officially stopping their production. So far, Audi made the switch, with Mercedes-Benz now officially following suit, as per Driven.