Wow i hope that is not correct. Planning on buying a 550i m sport here soon and getting it in a 6spd manual, then saw the LCI was coming out soon so thought I should wait. However if that is true, then I will be passing on the LCI.
It seems that 550i 6 speeds are almost non existent in the US. Most CAs don't even want to order a stickshift 5 series.
Sad what is happening.