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      07-23-2019, 11:47 PM   #1
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BMW M CEO reassures manual transmission is coming to G80 M3 / G82 M4

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BB: The upcoming BMW M3 and M4 are some of the most highly anticipated M cars in a very long time. Will there be any surprises for BMW fans?

MF: No, it’s a bit early to disclose all the details but something I want to highlight is that we will have a manual stick shift. We have already disclosed we will have the option of four-wheel drive. We’ve not decided which variant, which system, but everything that’s on our current lineup; think of the M5; can be made available. The M3 and M4, I’ve driven the pre-production cars already and they’re fantastic.

BB: You’ve already sort of answered this by saying the manual will still be available in the M3 but will it be available in other M cars moving forward?

MF: Manual is very important. The manual stick shift is not a performance-bringer, because an automatic transmission is just faster, you can ask any race driver. But it gives the vehicle character and I kind of compare it to people who love mechanical watches; it isn’t more precise and it doesn’t have any advantage at all but it’s a character feature. So is a stick shift.

From https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/07/23/i...-transmission/
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      07-24-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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      07-24-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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      07-24-2019, 11:03 AM   #4
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Phew, I was already feeling shitty yesterday about the possibility of there NOT being a manual. All of a sudden I'm hyped for it again. (Waiting cautiously until front end reveal.)
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      07-24-2019, 11:03 AM   #5
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Thanks for confirming that
Lots of misinformation being spread
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Great news!
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      07-24-2019, 11:04 AM   #7
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Will the manual be available WITH all wheel drive? Or just rear wheel.. AWD manual would be icing on the cake for me.
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      07-24-2019, 11:11 AM   #8
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      07-24-2019, 11:12 AM   #9
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Best thread of 2019. Now I can enjoy the development of the G80.

Also, kudos to BMW for answering this question as many of us have asked for this.... Glad to have this information.

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      07-24-2019, 11:15 AM   #11
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I swear management must read Bimmerpost because we were just discussing this recently here, after yngdlyn (spelling) said the manual option may be in jeopardy. It seems that they needed to clarify that right away. Good.

The manual does in fact have advantages, it retains loyal enthusiast customers like myself. 10 BMWs so far. And it looks like I will be placing an order for my 11th soon.

Screw being faster. I’d buy a Tesla if all I wanted was 0-60 and lap times.

The manual is an experience. It’s visceral. It’s a characteristic of BMW M cars since inception.

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And forum takes a collective breath...


Now we can get back discussing how ugly the new front grille design is
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      07-24-2019, 11:16 AM   #13
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Well the value of my F82 will follow the normal depreciation curve again. lol
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I think it was mentioned in a previous rumor but it's likely the manual will be on the base rwd model only.
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      07-24-2019, 11:22 AM   #15
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Amen!!!! So happy to hear this!

Was feeling like my world was falling apart after the rumors yesterday!
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Manual + AWD please!!!
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The M3/M4 headlines on here have been a roller coaster the last week. Looks like I'm still at the table for a G80.
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Good. There has been too much wild goose chasing on here of late with all sorts of info coming out of nowhere.

Next is that recent render that needs clarifying. Hopefully something more concrete in due course...
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Thank God. Make all manuals RWD so none goto waste.
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