My understanding is that the 550i's first month of production is dedicated to autos, with manuals following. SMG will no longer be available for the V-8 E60.Hit_Apex said:If you're not familiar with the 550i it has the 360hp 360tq 4.8 and will come in both manual and SMG.
I have an '04 545i/manual/sport. As much as I love my car, a part of me wishes I went with an E39 M5 for about the same price. The M5 would have been less practical (fuel consumption, lack of warranty, and higher insurance) and I went with my head instead of my heart.