BMW has officially confirmed on the 2012 NAIAS motorshow in Detroit that the 6-Speed Manual Transmission will be available for the 2013 M5 on the US market. In an earlier post, i posted some photos with a M5 F10 fitted with manual tranmission shifter .
The production of the US spec BMW M5 F10 wil stat around July 2012, while deliveries will probably take place later on. No pricing has been presented so far by the BMW US dealers. It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission , which is welcome news for manual transmission fans. Despite the fact that Europe is genuinly using manual transmissions, BMW has decided to offer it only for the US market like they did in the past with the old E60 M5 V10.
In an earlier post, I post a news that BMW will not use the AWD X-drive transmission for the 2012 F10 M5. Like it’s predecessor, the E60, it seems that the Manual transmission will still be available but just for the US market. It’s a pitty that this option is not offered instead in Europe, taking in account that most cars in US are using automatic transmissions.