I've got the power.
Anything, let me repeat, anything you want to know about the e60 M5....
I have the answers.
For starters....and I quote
A "6-speed manual transmission (available as of fall 2006 production)
Conventional shifting for customers who prefer it
Robust and fun to use
"Back by popular demand" a 6-speed manula transmission will be available in the model year 2007. As in the previous M5, it is controlled by a handsome shift knob with illuminated 6-speed pattern and M logo. As always, the transmission is designed for smooth and percise shifting, as well as long life."
Just a taste of what they have to say.