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#1 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 06:40 PM
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Question Buying a M3 with DCT

Hello to all, Im new in this forum.

I already own a 2008 325 Cabrio (I live in Mexico, that is the reason of the 325 nomenclature) I also drive a 2007 Porsche Carrera 4S and Im looking into buying a M3 with the new Double Clutch tranny.

Can anyone who already has a M3 with DCT tell me how does it perform?

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but I doubt anyone around here's got the M3 DCT...
I'd also check out Bimmerforums if I were you, they're larger so there might be more e92 M3 drivers


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Thanks for the response, Ill keep looking in both forums for something on the M3 DCT.
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The transmission is excellent,I work for a BMW dealer and tested the car in South Carolina months ago,1,3,5,7 gears work together and 2-4-6 as well thus giving you a softer ride while in auto mode and since they work separate the car switches gears faster ,I have 2 convertibles,2 coupes and 1- 4 door sedan for sell but all are stick shift.
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Thank You for your reply, I live in Mexico and the DCT has just been introduced here.

I have read good reviews of the tranny in general, but with some criticism regarding the behavior of the car starting to move from standing still and from a delay between the paddle shifters and the actual gear change. Im sure that both problems can be fixed latter by upgrading the software of the transmission.

Im sure that if you have driven a car with this tranny you noticed this problems. Can you confirm or deny these problems?

Im waiting to read the tests of the DCT M3 on Road & Track and Car and Driver before placing my order. Im afraid of getting stuck with a technology that is not entirely matured. Just want to be sure before buying.
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