BMW M6 to get manual option image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced its plans to introduce a manual transmission for the M6 Coupe and M6 Cabrio.

BMW is currently offering the M5 with a manual transmission only in the United States and it seems that the model is quite appreciated over there but now the M5 won’t be the only true M vehicle to get a manual transmission because starting with the 2014 model year, the BMW M6 Coupe and M6 Cabrio will get such an option. Besides the new gearbox, the “new” BMW M6 will also receive the M Carbon Ceramic braking system from the M5 which is helping the model lose some weight and stop sooner.

Additional details on the M6’s manual transmission are unknown for the moment but, as a quick reminder, the M6 Coupe is powered by the same engine as the BMW M6 Convertible, the 4.4 liter turbocharged V8, which is producing a total output of 560 HP. The unit is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission which is helping the new BMW M6 Coupe sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds (4.3s for the M6 Cabrio) before reaching a top speed of 155 mph. This can be raised to 189 mph with the M Driver’s Package.