US-Spec 2012 BMW M5 to Get Manual Transmission

It was previously reported that the next-gen 2012 BMW M5 would only be offered with the 7-speed DCT gearbox, but now there are reports that a manual will be offered.

The current M5 is available with the choice of either transmission and it looks like the same will apply to the next M5, which is expected to debut in concept form next month. M5 fans in Europe feel free to throw up your arms in disgust, since it looks like the manual option will only be offered in the US. Although we get both transmissions in the US, our M5 will reportedly have a lower top speed of 155 mph compared to the model in Germany that will top out at 189 mph.

Full Story: BMW Blog

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