Due to a variety of reasons, the common
rear-wheel-drive car with a manual transmission is quickly disappearing as a
mainstream setup. With all-wheel drive and dual-clutch gearboxes taking their
places, old school driving enthusiasts are quickly finding themselves with
fewer options when shopping for a new car. In addition to high-performance Audis like the RS6 and RS7, even Mercedes-Benz
plans to offer AWD in the new E63 AMG. But that’s not the case for BMW
’s M division.