Since this is just speculation
7 Speed with SMG..... Since it is a S85 derivative, little torque down low so they will need close-ratio gearing to take advantage of the high-revver
Pricing will be in the RS4 territory
The SMG is less than ideal, I was stranded 3 times in my E46 M3.....Go read the M5board / M6board - trannies are failing too....
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari