MotorTrend has dropped a rumour in the world suggesting that the BMW F10 M5 will only be available with an automatic gearbox. The transmission mated to the twin-turbo, gas direct-injection 4.4 liter V8 will be a ZF eight-speed automatic, with no manual or twin-clutch transmission offered.
Reports indicate that the Germans tried to adapt the Getrag M Dual Clutch Transmission (M DCT) for the F10 M5. But obviously the performance figures were too high for the M DCT, so they decided to stay with one single option of using the eight-speed manumatic only.
BMW will be showing their BMW F10 M5 concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. The official version will be revealed at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September.