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No Manual Transmission Offered for 2014 Infiniti Q50

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edited September 2014 in INFINITI

imageNo Manual Transmission Offered for 2014 Infiniti Q50

The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan will not offer a manual transmission when the all-new car hits dealerships next month.

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  • lions208487lions208487 Member Posts: 240
    There's no need for a MT trans on the sedan. However, I can see enthusiasts throwing a fit if it's not going to be available in the Q60 coupe. Either way, I have driven plenty of Inifniti's and I look forward to test driving the Q. In addition, I prefer Nissan's 7 spd dual clutch auto over anything else in it's class.
  • bonzjrbonzjr Member Posts: 44
    We already knew this fact. It was announced -- and prominently acknowledged -- when the Q50 debuted at the NY Auto Show. I'll check back in around mid-October for all of the July automotive news.
  • bonzjrbonzjr Member Posts: 44
    Ugh. Self-correction: the Q50 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Point still applies.

    @ lions208487: the Nissan/Infiniti 7-speed auto is not a dual-clutch unit. It's a traditional electronic slushy torque converter automatic (albeit a decent one for what it is).
  • lions208487lions208487 Member Posts: 240
    @bonzjr- Time for another correction sir. The G37 has used a 7 spd dual clutch since 09. However, the electronic 7 spd w/od manual was on the sedan and the dual clutch from the M was available on the G37 coupe. In addition, both sedan and coupe incorporat
  • gtrguy2012_gtrguy2012_ Member Posts: 11
    I have driven the g37 coupe with that 7 speed dual clutch, and for you to say it's the best in the class is just not true. The best by far is Audi's 7 speed true tiptronic in the S4. That is by for the best dual clutch tranny I have experienced in this segment.
  • lions208487lions208487 Member Posts: 240
    @gtrguy2012- I have only taken the S4 for a few test runs, so I can't say it's better or worse. However, my personal preference is the 7 spd in the Infiniti.
  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274
    @gtrguy2012 and @lions208487 - IMO, you're both wrong. The latest version of Porsche's PDK is head and shoulders above any other dual clutch gearbox on the market. It's not even close.

    Back on topic - I understand and appreciate the reasons for Nissan
  • gtrguy2012_gtrguy2012_ Member Posts: 11
    @ cjasis, keyword here is in *CLASS*. The S4 somewhat is in the same class as a G37 sedan. Porsche offers nothing in this segment, and of course their 100k+ sports cars have better Dual clutches, I would hope so.
  • hell_storm2004hell_storm2004 Member Posts: 2
    No manual???? Its a crime not to put a manual in car. Automatics i can live without. Who invented them anyways??? The worst thing to happen to cars EVER!!!!

    But i guess US will have to be different from the rest just like choice of sports, the choice of transmissions on a car is also bad!
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