Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
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Oh, you can get come of the cars you mention with a manual transmission--if it's equipped with one of the bottom-of-the-line 4-cyl engines. That pretty much leaves out the USA, of course. It may be of interest to know that the larger V6, all the V8s, and the V12s are none of them fitted with manual transmissions in any market.
I don't miss manual transmissions a bit, and in the few times when manual shifting is useful--as opposed to an ego trip--the pushbuttons or slap-shifting works just fine.