The German based automaker BMW has recently unveiled the M5 F10 with the six-speed manual transmission.
According to the car manufacturer, the BMW M5 F10 with the six-speed manual transmission has been presented at a private event in Santa Barbara, California, and the model in question is getting one speed less than the seven-speed DCT. BMW says that for the M5 F10 with the manual gearbox has already been sold out for the first two months of production, which will begin this summer.
“Worldwide only one in every 100 customers wants a manual M5, but strangely the demand in the US is much higher. It’s a kudos thing, it’s about having something rarer and more collectable”, said the US brand manager for BMW’s M Division, Matt Russell.
As a reminder, the new BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4 liter V8 engine which is generating 560 horsepower, between 5.000 and 6.000 rpm, with a peak torque of 502 lb-ft available from 1.500 rpm. The V8 engine is coming with the M TwinPower Turbo and it’s mated to a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission Drivelogic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. The 0 to 63 mph acceleration in the automatic takes 4.4 seconds and the top speed has been limited to 155 mph, but with the M Driver’s Package, the car can go up to 190 mph.