Originally Posted by ILC32
I think the dealer wants you to order now. Telling you the DCT may not be available until some unknown time in the future is likely to influence you to go ahead and order rather than waiting.
I believe the latest info from the early press reports is that the M-DCT will be available in March, 2008.
Actually my dealer offered me to enter the order with manual (just to reserve the slot) and then change to M-DCT as soon as it is available for ordering.
For me the latest date for delivery really is April 08. I have always had manual so far so I wouldn't be totally unhappy with manual. I think I will place the order with the option of switching to M-DCT if available by the end of the year. Otherwise I will release it for production.
By the way: 3 weeks ago I did a lap with the "Ring-Taxi" (current M5) on the Nordschleife. I asked the driver about the M3 and the M-DCT. He told me that they were testing it right now on the Ring but he didn't know anything about when M-DTC will be going into prodoction.