Originally Posted by bimmerjph
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.
Having preferred to drive a stick most of my life, I must say after having the 335d with the 6-speed auto that I don't think I would want that engine in the manual tranny. It's just so different than the gasoline engine. The AT does just fine. But who knows what it would feel like.