2019 BMW M5 Counting Down Stick Shift Surprise?

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It is official. The online configurator for the upcoming BMW M5 is now live on the carmaker’s website. This means that you can now select the ideal M5 by adding in features you want and also removing the things you don’t want before getting a quotation for the car.

Everything about the M5 sounds promising and it gets more exciting when you notice that there is a countdown timer on the car’s webpage. This countdown timer will end in 5 days from now and BMW revealed that it will see them announcing on a big surprise with the M5. So what could it be?

If the rumours are to be referred to, the M5’s surprise is actually a 6-speed manual gearbox that isn’t available with the car at present moment. BMW has no longer favoured stick shifts due to their poor sales prospects but they are willing to give the gearbox one last chance through this marketing technique with hopes of success.

While rumours should be taken with a grain of salt, the above sounds plausible despite the massive odds stacked against it. The only way to see if this is true is to wait until the timer hits its intended stop.