2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission in California [Video] - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 04:00 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
AutoGuide.com has a little shameless behaviour in the past
(Thread Starter)
2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission in California [Video]


Originally rumored to only be offered with an 8-speed automatic, BMW has since confirmed the 2012 M5 will instead use a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to help deliver super quick gearshifts. What BMW has yet to announce, however, is if the new M5 will also get a manual transmission option. Now it appears they don't need to as the video below seems to confirm the existence of a traditional stick shift and third pedal.

Spotted testing in Southern California, the car certainly displays the jerkiness of a manual, while the squealing brakes you can hear are believed to be evidence of ceramic rotors.

When it does finally debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this Fall, look for a twin-turbo V8 engine making more than 555-hp, as well as fuel saving technology like start-stop and regenerative braking.

See the video after the jump:

More: 2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission in California [Video] on AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > BMW News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 BMW M5 Teased in Official Video AutoGuide.com BMW News 0 03-04-2011 11:38 AM
2012 BMW M5 to Come Exclusively With an Automatic Transmission AutoGuide.com BMW News 0 02-15-2011 09:41 AM
BMW EfficientDynamics Concept i8 Spied at YAS Circuit in Abu Dhabi [Video] AutoGuide.com BMW News 0 01-03-2011 11:38 AM
Smog Control Issue for 2012 in California ClimbHigh 3-Series (E21, E30) 12 08-12-2010 01:22 PM
Spied: BMW 1 Series M (M1) Caught Testing on the Nrburgring [with Video] administrator BMW News 0 04-14-2010 12:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome