Mercedes-Benz has some plans for its future line-up. According to a recent report, the German car manufacturer is looking to gradually remove the manual transmission by 2023.

“With increasing electrification, we see that customer demand is shifting towards electric mobility components, batteries, and (partially) electric drive systems”, said a spokesperson for Automobilwoche.

This, along with the fact that customers are demanding a large number of models with automatic transmission, prompted this decision.

Of course, in these days, only the entry level models like A-Class, CLA and B-Class have a three-pedal setup. So don’t worry, as all the performance machines from Mercedes are already automatic. You won’t lose an AMG with a manual. That was years ago.