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      02-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
I take it the 535ih is the Active Hybrid? If so why are we getting one of those in a manual, but not in a diesel? I would imagine a diesel buyer would be more likely to buy a stick than a hybrid buyer.
Yes, the "h" designation is for hybrid. It remains to be seen if an actual manual transmission is made available. That may simply be a placeholder, in fact the actual car could be a plug-in, instead of a manual transmission.

The way the ActiveHybrids are engineered with the ECU, a manual transmission would seemingly be difficult to integrate.
2018 X3 M40i - current
2016 M3 - sold
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 - sold
2012 M3 coupe - sold