New Expensive Cars With Manual Transmission For 2020: Top 10, Photos

Description and main characteristics of new expensive cars with manual transmission: their features, technical content, photos. Video about what not to do on the “mechanics”.

Usually a manual gearbox is cheaper than an automatic transmission. But the installation of a manual transmission in a car, which is really a luxury, and not just a means of transportation, is done rather not with the aim of saving, but to give the car a special classic component. We will talk about such treasures on wheels further.

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

The British manufacturer, renowned as the main vehicle supplier for the iconic movie hero James Bond, has expanded its Vantage lineup with a fabric roofed roadster this year. The mechanism of this element is compactly located in the luggage compartment, which allowed preserving the design of the rear of the car characteristic of the line.

By the way, the proposed roof structure of the car is considered the fastest in the class. She is able to fold in just 6.7 seconds and straighten out in 6.8. You can perform these actions on the move if the speed of the rear-wheel drive roadster does not exceed 50 km per hour.

Under the hood of the new Vantage is a four-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder Mercedes-AMG M177 with a capacity of 510 hp. with. This engine can work both with the eight-speed “automatic” ZF 8HP75, and with the Italian seven-speed manual transmission Graziano.

Acceleration from 0 to 100 km per hour takes the roadster only 3.8 seconds, and its maximum speed is 306 km per hour. Well, the placement of the gearbox at the rear axle provides the sports car with a balanced weight distribution with a 50/50 proportion.

Key features of the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster:

  • ground clearance: 110 mm;
  • fuel tank volume: 73 l;
  • trunk volume: 144 l.

Lotus Evora GT

Lotus Evora GT

The new Evora GT could well be the star of the brand for the 2020 model year. Under the hood of the sports car, a 3.5-liter turbocharged Lotus engine is installed, capable of developing up to 416 liters. with. Together with it, a six-speed manual or automatic transmission is offered.

Acceleration of the car to 100 km per hour takes 3.8 seconds, its maximum speed is 280 km per hour for automatic transmission and 303 km per hour for “mechanics”. Depending on the configuration, such an Evora weighs 1408-1451 kg, and the choice of a manual transmission instead of an automatic transmission saves 11 kg. The price of the model starts at about 6 million rubles, but it is problematic to purchase it in Russia.

Key features of the Lotus Evora GT:

  • engine type: V6;
  • engine torque: 430-450 Nm;
  • fuel consumption per 100 km: 11 liters.

Porsche 718

Porsche 718

In 2020, the Porsche Boxster and Cayman 718 models received the GTS 4.0 modification. The updated cars received a four-liter six-cylinder engine, which is also equipped with the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder, but in the GTS models it is tuned to a power of 394 hp. with. Acceleration of cars from 0 to 100 km per hour takes 4.3 seconds.

As usual, the Cayman turned out to be cheaper than its “twin”, its price – about 5.9 million rubles. The Boxster costs 70,000 more.

The main characteristics of the Porsche 718:

  • transmission type: mechanical 6-speed;
  • maximum speed: 293 km per hour;
  • fuel tank volume: 64 l.



BMW launched the CS version of the M2 in March 2020. A total of 2,200 such vehicles are planned to be produced, so those who wish to purchase one of them should hurry up.

The M2 CS uses the same engine as the M4 CS – a more powerful 444 hp version of the S55. with. and 550 Nm. For models with a six-speed manual transmission, acceleration from 0 to 100 km per hour takes 4 seconds.

The rotors and calipers are carried over to this model from the M2 Competition, the wheel hubs and control levers are forged aluminum, and a carbon fiber transmission tunnel is used as an additional measure to reduce weight. The same material has found application in the bonnet, roof and various aerodynamic parts.

In addition, the car is equipped with a new active exhaust system, and the unique design of the wheels with a high-gloss black finish sets this model apart from other M2s.

The interior center console is made of carbon fiber, has the “CS” badge and Alcantara trim, which is also present on the seats, where it is complemented by leather with red contrasting stitching, and on the steering wheel.

In addition, the manufacturer offers four options for this model:

  • automatic transmission with dual clutch;
  • carbon ceramic brakes;
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
  • wheels in matt gold.

Audi A3 Sportback

Audi A3 Sportback

The fourth generation of this model was presented online in early March 2020 in Geneva, as the Swiss motor show was canceled. Of the features of the Audi A3 Sportback, it can be noted that at first it is going to be equipped with four-cylinder engines of two types.

So, for gasoline models, a 1.5-liter TFSI power unit with a turbocharger, direct injection, variable valve timing and a sixteen-valve DOHC timing belt is designed, generating 150 liters. with. at 6000 rpm. and 250 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. Under the hood of the diesel versions, you can find a two-liter TDI engine with turbocharging, a Common Rail power system and a 16-valve timing belt, capable of operating in two modes of forcing:

  • with a capacity of 116 liters. with. at 4000 rpm. and 250 Nm of peak thrust at 3200 rpm;
  • giving out 150 liters. with. at 4000 rpm. and 340 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm.

As standard, these motors are combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive transmission, and as an option, a seven-speed “robot” S tronic with two clutches is offered. More powerful engines, quattro all-wheel drive system and a hybrid version of the model are expected in the future. In Germany, the new Audi A3 Sportback is priced at € 29,000.

Skoda Superb Combi

Skoda Superb Combi

Before Russian motorists, the third-generation restyled Superb Combi appeared with two TSI gasoline turbo fours, one of which has a volume of 1.4 liters, and is also capable of generating 150 liters. with. and 250 Nm of torque. An alternative two-liter engine is announced in three forcing options:

  • 190 l. with. power and 320 Nm of torque;
  • 220 l. with. and 350 Nm;
  • 280 l. with. and 350 Nm.

All of these motors can be combined with DSG “robots”, but the car is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission by default. The most “top-end” version of the model is endowed with a non-alternative all-wheel drive and a fifth-generation Haldex multi-plate clutch, while the rest of the configuration is front-wheel drive.

Acceleration of the “combined” Skoda from 0 to 100 km per hour takes 6.1-9 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 211-250 km per hour. Fuel consumption per 100 km in mixed conditions is for a station wagon from 6.1 to 7.7 liters of gasoline.

Volkswagen Arteon

Volkswagen Arteon

Having made it to Russia, the Arteon boasts a wide range of four-cylinder engines. First of all, this is a 150-horsepower petrol TSI Evo with a volume of 1.5 liters.

More powerful versions of the car rely on a two-liter TSI engine with variable valve timing, turbocharging, direct “power” and a 16-valve timing, offered in two forcing options:

  • 190 l. with. at 4200-6000 rpm. and 320 Nm of torque at 1450-4200 rpm;
  • 280 l. with. at 5600-6500 rpm. and 350 Nm of available thrust at 1700-5600 rpm.

Also available for the model is a 2.0 TDI diesel unit with a sixteen-valve timing structure, common rail injection and turbochargers. This motor is provided in three versions:

  • 150 l. with. at 3500-4000 rpm. and 340 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm;
  • 190 l. with. at 3500-4000 rpm. and 400 Nm of peak output at 1900-3300 rpm;
  • 240 l. with. at 4000 rpm. and 500 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm.

A seven-speed “robot” DSG with two clutches is available for all these power plant options, but a six-speed manual transmission is adjacent only to a 1.5 liter gasoline engine and diesel units of 150 and 190 liters. with.

By default, the 4Motion all-wheel drive system with a Haldex multi-plate clutch in the rear wheel drive mates with motors over 200 hp. with., the rest of the cars have front drive wheels. However, for a surcharge, you can install four-wheel drive on the version with a 190-horsepower diesel engine.

Renault Talisman

Renault Talisman

At the end of February, the French Renault carried out a restyling of the Talisman four-doors, but the metamorphoses were not so large-scale. And yet the car was slightly “refreshed” appearance, improved interior trim and added several new options.

The technical part of the car has not undergone changes, which is not surprising, since the sedan’s engine line was modernized back in 2018 as part of the transition to the Euro 6d economy.

In general, Talisman also has a wide range of powertrains. So, the gasoline line includes engines with a capacity of 150-224 liters. with., diesel – 110-200 liters. with. There is even a 140-horsepower LPG engine mated to a variator. Depending on the configuration, the car can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a six- and seven-speed automatic transmission.

The main characteristics of the Renault Talisman:

  • acceleration from 0 to 100 km per hour: 7.4-11.9 seconds;
  • maximum speed: 191-240 km per hour;
  • gasoline consumption per 100 km: 5.6-7.2 liters;
  • diesel fuel consumption per 100 km: 4.6-4.9 liters.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Japanese Mitsubishi is bringing to the judgment of Russian motorists a restyled Pajero Sport, made in the corporate style of Dynamic Shield, which is why it resembles the L200 soplatform pickup. The SUV has two-tier front optics, and the taillights are slightly shorter at the bottom. In addition, a spoiler was found on the tailgate.

Instead of an analog dashboard, the car has an 8-inch screen with LED fuel gauges and coolant temperatures. The center console, the climate control unit and the four-wheel drive mode selection washer have also been updated, and there is now a small glove compartment in the floor tunnel.

The new Pajero Sport is equipped with two engine options:

  • turbo diesel with a volume of 2.4 liters and a capacity of 181 liters. with.;
  • gasoline three-liter V6 209 liters. with.

They are mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the diesel engine is supposed to have a six-speed “mechanics” by default.

Jeep Gladiator Mojave

Jeep Gladiator Mojave

The Gladiator Mojave, the first desert Jeep with a 4×4 formula, was unveiled at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The model is equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with a capacity of 285 liters. with.

The power unit has a wide torque range, but especially for extreme off-road conditions, this indicator was emphasized at a low value. As standard, the model is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, but an “automatic” with eight steps is additionally offered.

The Mojave exterior is different:

  • unique 17-inch painted aluminum alloy wheels;
  • the ‘Desert Rated 4X4’ badge, replacing the ‘Trail Rated 4X4’ badge on both front fenders;
  • Mojave decals on the sides of the hood;
  • orange towing hooks.

The interior of the car is equipped with aggressive leather or fabric front seats with orange accent and embroidered Mojave logos, as well as upper bolsters for a comfortable ride. In addition, there is an “Off Road Plus” button on the center console, which increases the off-road capabilities of the jeep.


Famous automakers are in no hurry to part with the “mechanics”. In a number of premium models, this type of transmission is offered as an additional, and sometimes the main option. So manual transmission does not mean cheap.

Video about what not to do on the “mechanics”:

Description and main characteristics of new expensive cars with manual transmission: their features, technical content, photos. Video about what not to do on the “mechanics”.

New expensive cars with manual transmission for 2020: TOP-10


  1. Aston Martin Vantage Roadster
  2. Lotus Evora GT
  3. Porsche 718
  4. BMW M2 CS
  5. Audi A3 Sportback
  6. Skoda Superb Combi
  7. Volkswagen Arteon
  8. Renault Talisman
  9. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  10. Jeep Gladiator Mojave
  11. Video about what not to do on “mechanics”

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