Segun el Car & Driver de mayo: "Manual M5: When we drove the BMW M5 last year, BMW insisted its sequential-manual seven-speed would be the only transmission offered in the 500-hp '06 M5. But in 2007 we will also get a six-speed manual complete with clutch pedal for enthusiasts who like to row their own. The new tranny comes primarily as a result of press from US loyalist and BMW's North American sales arm that forced the Munich-based carmaker to offer a traditional six-speed manual. The U.S. will be the only market to receive the three-pedal M5 because, as BMW puts it, the rest of the world, where Formula 1 is king, views the sequential manual as the most sporting and advanced option. In our Nextel Cup-loving land, we still prefer the simplicity of human involvement in our fast cars."