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      01-27-2013, 01:58 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.

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..,