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      10-03-2011, 01:48 AM   #25
Second Lieutenant

Drives: 05 LGT w/AVO380, '11 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: MA

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Why I didn't get DCT, realizing things like this. Sequential shifts are very fast, but 6th->2nd or 6th->3rd takes time, much easier in 6MT. This happens all the time in real-world driving, cruise to hard acceleration. Anecdotes of Schumacher not needing this miss the point entirely. I certainly don't think "pentuple clicking" the paddle is fun or efficient.

Also DCT has slightly higher internal loss - the near instantaneous shift only saves an official 200ms off 0-60, I doubt that number is entirely the difference between a DCT shift and a human shift, likely it's much faster than a human, and 200ms is what's left of the difference with additional loss. *shrug*
2011 E90 M3 ZP2 ZCV ZCW ZCP (for teh fastAr)
2005 LGT, AVO380 Turbo, a zillion other mods, ECU tuning by me.