In a recent interview, Albert Biermann - the Head of Product Development at BMW M GmbH - revealed some interesting details about the future M lineup.

In a recent interview, Albert Biermann - the Head of Product Development at BMW M GmbH - revealed some interesting details about the future M lineup.

Starting with the M5, the executive confirmed a six-speed manual will be offered in the United States. He added, "only the U.S. wants it" and "I don't know how long we'll be able to keep doing this, but at some point, we'll just have to say no" to manual transmissions in certain models.

In related news, Biermann told Autoblog there won't be another M5 Touring (due to low sales) and all-wheel drive isn't coming to the M5 sedan.

As for new models, Biermann wants a Z4 M but there isn't a business case for production. Additionally, electric M cars are likely but still several years off.

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