Originally Posted by MrBeranek
Doubt that. I donīt think BMW or Alpina have a manual transmission that could survive the torque.
The M5 comes in manual with 500 ft of torque, right, so have to imagine 518 wouldn't put it over the edge.
Wish someone would make an AWD diesel monster that comes in manual so I can get around in winter, floor it in summer, get good mileage year round, and satisfy my love of manual transmission. If anyone knows of such car, please let me know.