motor1.com -- Frohlich promises the successor to today’s M4 will be offered with a manual option. That generation of the performance coupe will likely be produced until 2027 or 2028, and "then I will be an old man," 58-year-old Frohlich said. So, put simply, we’ll have a manual performance BMW for at least another 10 years or so. “Because we have these turbocharged engines with 600 Nm of torque, to develop such a high-torque manual transmission for such a small volume isn't profitable at all. So I tried to prolong the lifetime of the manuals, but we can't invest in developing a new manual transmission." ОК, устраивает.