Originally Posted by BMW//M
My question is would you consider DCT a manual or automatic transmission when filling out an insurance form. I'm going to get DCT because I don't want to have commute daily 30 miles with a manual transmission in traffic.
Well now that you ask it is actually both ... since you will have the paddles and the option of the stick (move left then back and forth to shift gears). To your question on the insurance I guess it would count as a automatic (however I stand to be corrected).
I had the SMG transmission on my former m3 (e46) much the same as the DCT only that the DCT is an improvement over the SMG.
Some of my former cars were MT and I sort of missed it so I went back to the MT. In retrospect my next one will be again a DCT or whatever BMW will have at the time
Have fun with whatever you will get in the end ...