A manual transmission will still be offered for the upcoming M3/M4.
The M-DCT which will come from the M5 will be reconfigured to suit the more sporting M3 so expect quicker shifts.
The next generation of the M5/M6 especially when they resort to the same genetic mix of CFRP and aluminium for the next 7er which will filter down the ranges and the of course next 5er and 6er which will be entirely beneficial for the M models will not be offered with manual transmission.
The M3/M4 sister car X4M will not be offered with a manual transmission as they do not sell in SAV's. Neither will the next generation X5M and X6M.