It was with great fanfare that the 2019 BMW 3 Series was finally unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. However, we are sure that many of us will be disappointed to learn that the seventh generation of this great German sedan will be delivered without a manual transmission in the North America market. This is a first in the history of this model. Only an eight-speed automatic transmission will be offered. This is what CarBuzz reports, who got an interview with Thomas Baeumer, project manager of the new BMW 3 Series. On the other hand, this media specifies that, on the European market, the 318i could be equipped with a manual gearbox. "The US market 3 Series will only come with the automatic," Thomas Baeumer said. He also added: "Both the 330i and M340i will be automatic-only." Recall that for 2018, the 340i and 340i xDrive could be ordered with a manual transmission in North America. That said, this news is hardly surprising. In this regard, Audi also recently announced the end of the manual gearbox for the 2019 A4 sedan and A5 coupe for the U.S market.