Originally Posted by lucid
I read somewhere (can't remember where) that MB is indeed working on a DCT tranny that will be available with this car.
That would be the ticket for this ride. I'd almost guarantee they will offer a DCT for this car. Almost all manufacturers are working on getting DCTs out, performance cars or not (performance cars first). They will largely replace MTs, ATs and SMG type boxes in the mid term future. DCTs are revolutionary and the next big thing in automotive transmissions.
C63 AMG + DCT is going to be trouble for the M3. It looks like they are trying to get the price really close to the M as well but as usualy it will probably be at least a couple grand more than the M3.