Report: BMW Will Stop Offering Manuals On The M5 and M6

BMW M5, BMW M6 | April 5th, 2016 by 7
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According to Car & Driver, BMW will phase out the manual transmission for the BMW M5 and M6 once production ends in late fall. BMW …

According to Car & Driver, BMW will phase out the manual transmission for the BMW M5 and M6 once production ends in late fall. BMW also plans to drop the option from the M6: “Demand had dropped to zero” on that car, BMW M chief Frank van Meel tells the US magazine.

BMW M said several times in the past that the US market is the only one keeping alive the manual dreams, and despite significant cost and effort, the M engineers continued to offer the six-speed manual.

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While the manual transmission won’t return on the next-generation M5 and M6, the six-speed gear rowing will continue to be offered on the M2, M3 and M4.

“On M2, M3, and M4, the manual transmission will stay,” van Meel promises.

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