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F10 M5 (2012 - Current)
The count down is on. The BMW M5 F10 will be released on April 1st, 2011!

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:37 AM
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Enthusiasts rejoice! BMW Confirms 6 speed manual transmission for the F10 M5

BMW F10 M5 - 6 speed manual transmission option

BMW confirmed today that it will offer a 6-speed manual transmission on the North American version of the upcoming 2013 BMW M5. The 6-speed manual will be available from the start of production this summer and will be offered as a no-cost alternative to the standard 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (DCT). The manual gearbox was a popular choice for U.S. customers of the previous generation M5 and continues to be a unique offer in the segment.

Though the 6-speed gearbox has one less gear than the M-DCT transmission, the ratios have been optimized for acceleration, flexibility and fuel economy. Final drive ratio and special M Active differential are maintained. The new transmission is mated to a short throw shift linkage topped with a black leather back lit shift knob.

The 2013 M5 will arrive at US BMW Centers in late summer 2012. Pricing, options and specifications will be released closer to the on-sale date.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:04 PM
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Perfect. Our local dealership is booked on orders for the F10 M5, actually our entire state dealerships are booked and so far its exceeding the waiting list of any M5 prior.
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Interesting that neither Mercedes nor Audi chose the offer a manual in their performance E-class and A6. Somehow the whole concept of a manual box in this class of car seems wrong to me.

Oh well more choice I suppose is a good thing.
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Interesting that neither Mercedes nor Audi chose the offer a manual in their performance E-class and A6. Somehow the whole concept of a manual box in this class of car seems wrong to me.

Oh well more choice I suppose is a good thing.
The was one of the biggest complaints my brother had with his e63. that car was a beast! although the one feature that they did put in the 63 (not sure about audi) with the paddle shifter or using the gear box- if you are in 3rd for example and in a sport mode the car will stay in 3rd regardless of the rpm range. so basically you have the chance to blow up your engine if you wanted to!

I guess that was Merc's way of making you feel you have control over the car
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