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      01-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #49
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Conclusion appears to be if one gets a good launch, the MT maybe slightly slower/roughly the same as the DCT up to about 100-110mph. DCT likely to result in more consistency on track/dragstrip and can shift more quickly than any human, but doesn't mean that the MT under good launch conditions an get pretty close. There is a small weight penalty w/ the DCT (which is why some of these initial M3 test showed lower curb weights) that is more than made up for the quicker shifts.

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Originally Posted by Eau Rouge View Post
"Think" vs "know": Assuming anything about the testing equipment opens a can of worms, but regardless, in '07, three cars were tested at the same place, same day, etc..,