Understanding the many complexities of the modern car can be challenging. Here at MINI of Bedford, your trusted MINI car dealer near Merrimack, NH, we work hard to make sure that our drivers have all the information they need to make the best possible car buying decision, which is why we are here to tell you about the various transmission types available in our MINI inventory.

The first thing drivers should know when it comes to transmissions is the variety of types available. For starters, there are both manual and automatic transmissions. Manual transmission must be operated by manually shifting the gear selection. Usually, there are five to six forward gears as well as one reverse gear. Alternatively, drivers can choose to drive an automatic transmission, which automatically shifts forward gears. Automatic transmissions are often easier to drive, as they don’t require the drivers to consciously manage forward driving gears.

As with most cars, different transmissions are better for different drivers. For instance, the 2018 MINI Countryman comes with both manual and automatic transmission options depending on what a given driver needs. Drivers have their choice of transmission depending on what type of car they want. The Cooper S trim level of the MINI Countryman comes with either an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with optional shifter paddles or, when purchased with all-wheel drive, with a standard 6-speed manual transmission.

For more information, stop by our dealership! While you are here, be sure to browse our vast inventory of new and pre-owned MINI brand vehicles in our inventory, including older models of the MINI Countryman. Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask one of us. We hope to see you soon!