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      06-13-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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One of the most oft asked question regarding the upcoming F10 M5 production car is whether it will come with a manual transmission option. BMW has already announced that the F10 M5 will have a 7-speed DCT transmission, but has been mum on confirming whether or not a 6-speed manual would be made available.

With these photos, it now appears that indeed there will likely be a manual transmission option. Manual purists rejoice! It's certainly odd seeing a stick shift next to an electronic e-brake, but we'll take manual option regardless. A manual transmission would be mated to the F10 M5's turbo 4.4L V8 with northwards of potentially more than 560hp. It's not yet confirmed which markets will receive a manual transmission.

Why is the gear pattern covered? Likely to hide the car's identity as an M car. Unless... it's to hide a 7-gear manual shift pattern? Time will soon tell.

Full specs and tech details of the production F10 M5 will be revealed in just about a week's time - first in an online release early next week, followed by the world public debut at the M Festival at the Nurburgring -- on the night of Thursday, June 23rd (German time). So stay tuned!

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Not so exciting for me. It is hard for me to imaging shifting a luxury car, especially when today's automatics are so sophisticated.
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Just When you think BMW has gone soft. This is awesome.
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Not so exciting for me. It is hard for me to imaging shifting a luxury car, especially when today's automatics are so sophisticated.
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      06-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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I could never see myself getting a manual in such a big autobahn cruiser.

In the 1M and M3, manual all the way.
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If you really want to have a great manual M car, then get the 1M, not this.
M5 with DCT + xDrive = FTW for me
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I love that they camo'ed the shift knob lol.

There is something perverse yet wonderful about rowing a stick in a car the size of an M5. If I was much better off I would have one this way only.

Edit- Looks like the car will have an adjustable exhaust sound, check out the botton among all the bottons by the shifter that looks like a muffler, second from last.
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Just When you think BMW has gone soft. This is awesome.

Old School here, along with the power I want to shift! Glad to see BMW thinking of keeping a manual as an option.

Sorry it's a car, not a video game.
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Edit- Looks like the car will have an adjustable exhaust sound, check out the botton among all the bottons by the shifter that looks like a muffler, second from last.
That's a video camera icon, for turning assist ("Side View" function). Provides look at cross traffic and blind sideways and intersections by use of cameras in the front fender of the car.

It's also on the regular F10 5-series.

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I love that they camo'ed the shift knob lol.

There is something perverse yet wonderful about rowing a stick in a car the size of an M5. If I was much better off I would have one this way only.

Edit- Looks like the car will have an adjustable exhaust sound, check out the botton among all the bottons by the shifter that looks like a muffler, second from last.
That's a camera icon... not an exhaust icon.
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      06-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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ok now we are talking! thats great they are giving both option to the customer
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People complain about not having a 6mt and then nobody buys them. Same with the E60 platform. Barely anyone bought the manual. At least a few will have them
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That's a video camera icon, for turning assist ("Side View" function). Provides look at cross traffic and blind sideways and intersections by use of cameras in the front fender of the car.

It's also on the regular F10 5-series.

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Ahh, fooled again. At least you don't have to use a mirror or god forbid turn your head, that would be so pedestrian.
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i wouldn't want it. Car like that with that much massive horsepower, it will redline before you can even shift. Leave it DSG
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can anyone speak to the other three buttons? I would imagine the suspension icon allows you to shift between suspension settings, the tachometer image could be some kind of M mode? (thought it would be on steering wheel), and I don't know what the wheel icon would be...thoughts?
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As a manual purist, I rejoice.

I ordered new to get 6mt. And may I say, in 10 years, a used 6mt '12 M5 is going to be looking like a great option
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I don't care if it's manual or not. I just want an X-drive option.
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I wonder if 1st gear to 2nd will be notchy lol. Coming from someone whos owned multiple 3 series and m3's. Still love em though.
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Being a manual guy.. I am really happy they came out with this option. Definitely gets me thinking of going back to ///M in the coming year. Excellent job BMW, another massive differentiating factor from the competition. This is the kind of option the #1 premium auto manufacturer can make happen.

For goodness sakes a used 2010 ///M5 is selling at BMW Toronto for 102K... and its 6 speed.. the only one in the country.
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7 speed manual would be fun. hah.
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Wow! Thats awesome.

This car has A LOT of buttons!
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