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      03-01-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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M550i to come in manual/DCT aswell

New list of model designations seems to confirm Manual and Auto versions of M550i

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JB01,P,BMW PKW,5',G30,M550i xDrive,LIM,,,EUR,LL,AWD,4,AUT,,,,
JB03,P,BMW PKW,5',G30,M550i xDrive,LIM,,,USA,LL,AWD,4,AUT,,,,

JB91,P,BMW PKW,5',G30,M550i xDrive,LIM,,,EUR,LL,AWD,4,MECH,,,,
JB93,P,BMW PKW,5',G30,M550i xDrive,LIM,,,USA,LL,AWD,4,MECH,,,,
AUT = Auto
MECH = Manual transmission
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I don't believe this before I see in an official price list.

Seeing how there's been less and less 5 series models with a 6MT, I see no reason there will be a 6MT M550i, especially in Europe.

That mech might mean something else than a normal 6MT, maybe a DCT or SMG type gearbox.
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I don't believe this before I see in an official price list.

Seeing how there's been less and less 5 series models with a 6MT, I see no reason there will be a 6MT M550i, especially in Europe.

That mech might mean something else than a normal 6MT, maybe a DCT or SMG type gearbox.
You are right. Here is my car, it says MECH at the vin decode page and i have the dct
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On the list the new info comes from M3/M4 with DCT are listed as "AUT"

So we dont know for sure yet which manual gearbox it is, 6MT or DCT
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So we dont know for sure yet which manual gearbox it is, 6MT or DCT
Didn't BMW end manuals for the 550 after the F10 LCI?
I'm gonna have to guess DCT.
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Hard to imagine that BMWUSA would be able to sell more than a handful of M550i's with manual transmissions.
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Hard to imagine that BMWUSA would be able to sell more than a handful of M550i's with manual transmissions.
I would buy one. This is one of the main concerns for me when considering this car. I need to keep my feet busy.
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I would buy one. This is one of the main concerns for me when considering this car. I need to keep my feet busy.
Me too. If I thought there'd be an MT M550 AWD, I'd be standing outside my dealership right now waiting for them to open so I could place my order!
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Has the G30 ever been available with a manual transmission? In the US
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I don't think its a manual at all, why would they bring a manual to the 5 series. The M5 doesn't have one, nor does the new 3 series, and on the least selling model? No way. Also DCT is out too I think, i'm pretty sure BMW won't make another DCT at least not for the 5 (maybe the next M2/3/4?), as again, the M5 has a traditional Zf 8 speed, so why would a lower model get a DCT, something thats been reserved for M cars and "is" special variants (135is, 335is, etc.)
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