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      10-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Spotted Again: US Spec F10 M5 with Manual Transmission

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Spotted Again: US Spec F10 M5 with Manual Transmission
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The first reviews of the all-new 2012 BMW M5 have been full of praise (click here for an overview). Yet, some enthusiasts continue to pine for one thing - a manual transmission option. As reported before (and confirmed by an earlier set of spyshots), BMW will again offer a manual transmission for the new M5, likely for the US market only.

This new photo of the interior of a manual M5 unveils some subtle differences in the center console. The shifter itself seems to be fairly short and resembles the stick of the BMW 1 series M Coupe. The buttons placed next to the shifter for DSC, damper control, and other changeable settings are bigger and more rounded compared to the DCT version. It also seems that the two cup holders in the center console (usually placed between shifter and climate control) had to go, as any cups probably would interfere with the stick shift operation.


We've added some more photos showing the car and some US specific features such as the yellow reflectors in the front bumper. Big thanks to Stefan Schnuse for the photos!

Stay tuned for more information on the new 2012 BMW M5 and check our previous coverage in the meantime: http://www.bimmerpost.com/m5/f10m5/

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      10-17-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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thats awesome, looks like the thing is abandoned out in the sticks, odd spot to find such a car.
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      10-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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As awesome as it is that this car is in manual, it just does not seem in the cars character to be a manual. It is this huge luxury sports sedan and I think most people would picture it with a DCT only. Interesting though. I think very VERY few will be sold with a manual transmission.
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i would take one
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just like E39, this car should only come in manual transmission.

BMW with automatic transmission is not authentic BMW.
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      10-17-2011, 02:17 PM   #6
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i just would never allow myself to buy an m5 with an automatic
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I would certainly take one with a traditional manual, though I'm in no position to buy a new M5. A used E39 M5 on the other hand...
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just like E39, this car should only come in manual transmission.

BMW with automatic transmission is not authentic BMW.
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i just would never allow myself to buy an m5 with an automatic
its called dct
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The M5 of my dreams Manual and V8

I wish it was available here in Europe for true 6MT enthusiasts.
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its called dct
if your left foot is not pressing on the pedal its called automatic.
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if your left foot is not pressing on the pedal its called automatic.
i prefer to think of it as a modern manual.
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Im buying one of these. cant wait till next year.
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i prefer to think of it as a modern manual.
I prefer to think of it as a better automatic.
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I prefer to think of it as a better automatic.
its just better all together.
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if your left foot is not pressing on the pedal its called automatic.
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just like E39, this car should only come in manual transmission.

BMW with automatic transmission is not authentic BMW.
Yah, and a BMW with ABS or power steering/brakes, power windows, power seats, navigation, VANOS, etc. is not an authentic BMW either. If you want authentic, buy a classic. If you want innovative buy a new car.
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i just would never allow myself to buy an m5 with an automatic
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      10-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #18
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Awesome! I love technology, but I want a traditional manual. If I am ever in the market to be able to afford the new M5....


....manual for me!
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DCT is so far from an automatic (even a "better" automatic). Foot (human) operated clutches will become obsolete.

I understand if you prefer to row gears...as I did in every car prior to my M3....but the DCT is and will always be the superior gearbox, in every aspect.
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Manual shifter, but physical e-brake? Disappointing...
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Does anyone see the cat in the last pic?
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Manual shifter, but physical e-brake? Disappointing...
What do you mean?


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