Originally Posted by CA5775
1. Will any of the DCT modes provide a forceful upshift approaching the level of, for example, an E60 M5 SMG upshift in one of the more aggressive shift modes?
I've driven the DCT transmission a few times in test drives, but I've yet to feel the car kick back like a hard SMG shift. This isn't something I would want all of the time, of course (hence the appeal of the DCT's flexibility), but there are times when I would want to feel the car come alive in that way.
Yes...full throttle high rev shifts in S5 will give you a "power shift" that is sufficiently forceful to chirp the rear tyres on occasion. At the other end S2 is virtually seamless.