Here’s our coverage on the 2013 F10 M5 on display at the 2012 Detroit NAIAS.
BMW confirmed to us today that the 2013 F10 M5 (no 2012 model will be available in the US) will begin production for the US market in July 2012, with deliveries taking place a couple of months after that. No word on pricing yet which will be announced closer to the US market launch.
It will be available with either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual transmission (now officially official, per the release below), which is welcome news for manual transmission fans. Both transmission will be available immediately upon US launch.
The model shown at NAIAS is equipped with DCT, but BMW promised a “short throw shift linkage topped with a black leather … CONTINUED
One of only two F10 M5s rolled into a NJ Cars and Coffee meet this weekend, showing off its 6 speed manual transmission and posing with its M5 predecessors. The M5 was driven to the event by the US M division product planner.
It was affirmed that the release date will be around August. With the US making up almost 50% of world-wide M5 sales, the factory has to be in full swing and the kinks worked out – given the intolerable nature of the US customer when it comes to faults.