I've always expected this is an error with the B&P. I'm hoping it's not, but they'd pretty much be giving the engine away for free with an auto upgrade. Which hasn't been the case for any of the lower end models when you upgrade the engine and the transmission. Again, hope I'm wrong.You can get the auto trans with 2.3 replacing the manual. If you go with 2.7, the price includes the currently required auto trans.