Don't hold your breath for that manual transmission W210.
In my search for a manual transmission car, I visited the BMW dealers. Even though they show US availability on quite a few models, including the larger cars, you can't find one at the dealer. At least they allow you to order one, which is much more than I can say for MBUSA.
I need a car now. If BMW would have had a stick that I liked, I probably would have bought it. If my C240 comes in damaged and I have to order a car, I will consider a BMW since I will have to wait anyway.