This is the response that i received just now.
Thank you for your email to BMW Customer Information.
We can advise that a gearbox is being developed that will replace the SMG gearbox in the previous M3, however at present we have no information from BMW Germany regarding details of this gearbox or when it is likely to become available.
We can also confirm that the E92 M3 will initially be available with a manual gearbox only.
We would advise that you register your interest with your BMW dealer, who will be happy to keep you informed as and when any information becomes available.
Details of your nearest dealer can be found at http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/dealerloc...156___,00.html
We hope this is of some interest to you, and we are sorry that we have been unable to offer a more definite response on this occasion.
BMW Group UK
Product Information Advisor
Bracknell RG12 8TA
Tel: 0800 325600
Fax: 0870 5050 206