Originally Posted by Insider
You saying the 550i manual is not available? Here it is being tested by Car and Driver http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test
All 450 torque at 1,750 RPM. The 535d doesn't have this transmission because the economics don't make sense, not enough demand. Nothing to do with too much torque, LOL.
I'm telling you BMW USA's site is very clear about no manual option. The information I pulled above is directly from the official BMW site.