Detroit, MI – January 9, 2011…On the occasion of the North American International Auto Show, BMW confirmed today that it will offer a 6-speed manual transmission on the North American version of the upcoming 2013 BMW M5. The 6-speed manual will be available from the start of production this summer and will be offered as a no-cost alternative to the standard 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (DCT). The manual gearbox was a popular choice for U.S. customers of the previous generation M5 and continues to be a unique offer in the segment.
The hearts of sports car aficionados will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 650i Coupe.
This release outlines only the changes that will take place from September production onward and in most cases represent running changes to 2012 models.
From autumn 2011, newly developed engines, innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions and numerous other attractive additions to standard and optional equipment will lend further variety to the BMW model range and imbue the brand’s hallmark characteristics with renewed vigor. Newly developed petrol and diesel engines backed by BMW TwinPower Turbo technology will be made available for several model series, boosting driving pleasure once again while further reducing fuel consumption and emissions. At the same time, the range of BMW Efficient Dynamics technology fitted as standard will be expanded across the model series.