"But as long as there is demand, we'll offer the manual."
This guy is not very excited about the future of the 6 spd.
Could it be because the e9x M 6spd eats too much gas. The DCT gets better, noticeably better, gas mileage than its 6spd brother. Without a 6spd offer, the M3 MPG sticker numbers would probably go up a notch or two. That's something BMW would die for because, like it or not, those numbers, among other things, sell cars.