The new 2014 Fiat 500L models offer something that you won’t find in every car…..automated manual transmissions. While you can order a Fiat with the standard manual transmission, these automated manual transmissions use elaborate electronics to do all the shifting for you, eliminating the driver’s need to operate the clutch. And according to the Department Of Energy may save the driver an estimated 7% in fuel savings over a standard automatic transmission over the life of the car. This means a savings of an estimated $2100 or greater for many cars employing this sort of technology. Automated manual transmissions are also smaller in size than the standard automatics, creating an overall weight savings as well. – As auto producers seek to pull out every mile out of their cars to meet with ever tougher fuel standards, you will likely see more use of automated manual transmissions replacing the standard automatics in many cars.