Originally Posted by mkoesel
I am fairly convinced that M-DCT will make its pulic debut by spring 2008, very likely in Geneva, though it's always possible it could come sooner.
Will it then be available immediately or soon after? No idea. But I would certainly say by fall 2008 (for MY2009).
This is looking like a likely scenario. I get the feeling DCT cars will not be available until early summer--pure speculation based on the fact that we still have not heard a thing about it from BMW or seen spy pics of a car with a DCT lever. If DCT=>early summer, then I might wait for 2-3 more months and buy a 2009 model (I think, generally speaking, one can order next year's model in late August). If they can deliver DCT in Spring, and if #4 spot on the list lets me buy one then, I'll go for it.