Report: Manual transmission coming to the BMW M6 lineup in 2013

The 2013 BMW M5 is available in the United States with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and a 6-speed manual transmission. However, the same isn’t offered in the new M6 Coupe and Convertible. Well, that’s all about to change.

Source say that come end of 2013 (or early 2014) both the M6 Coupe and the M6 Convertible will both be offered with a 6-speed manual. Currently, both cars are offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

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Refresher: The 2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible are both powered by a 4.4 liter high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology making 560 hp at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter comes in at 7,200 rpm. Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, 0 to 62 mph comes in at 4.2 seconds for the coupe and 4.3 seconds for the convertible. Top speed on both models is limited to 155 mph. Prices start at $106,995 for the coupe and $113,995 for the convertible.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDRIVER