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Old 11-10-2010, 06:19 AM
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Manual transmission x drive

Does anyone know when BMW will be introducing a 5 series with a manual transmission and x drive? I have spoken with the local dealer and they offer a vague, unannounced 2012 as an answer. Also, does anyone know when or if there will be a diesel option for the 5? I just bought the diesel X5 for my wife and it seems to be a very capable motor.

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Old 11-10-2010, 04:45 PM
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Does anyone know when BMW will be introducing a 5 series with a manual transmission and x drive? I have spoken with the local dealer and they offer a vague, unannounced 2012 as an answer. Also, does anyone know when or if there will be a diesel option for the 5? I just bought the diesel X5 for my wife and it seems to be a very capable motor.

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Old 11-12-2010, 05:04 AM
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I heard that they may not introduce a manual transmission X drive. Apparently US sales of that configuration don't justify it. I guess the sort of people that buy manual transmission BMWs in the US are more likely to want RWD and the sports package.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:24 PM
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BMW just lost me as a customer. When my lease on my 09 6 spd. 535 x drive is up, I will probably be forced to get an Acura TL which now has the AWD with a 6 spd. I will only drive a manual, and in NJ I need AWD. I went the RWD with snows on separate wheels on a 05 G 35 and it is a hassle plus an expense that I do not want to incur on a lease car. I never thought BMW would not offer a 6 spd. on the "ultimate driving machine"
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:37 PM
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I agree, they should offer manual with AWD/et al
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:20 PM
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I agree also. I am in the same situation, with a 2008 528XI with a manual tranny, however I don't like the 'look' of the Acura TL. May be an option to buy a 2010 E60 or A new Audi A5/S5 which both come with manual transmissions and are relatively the same size as the E60, sans 2 doors.
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