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      02-09-2008, 09:20 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by southlight View Post
Yep, that's right.
It uses a single wet clutch instead of a torque converter, thus it's kinda enhancements of the old Speedshift tranmission.
My understanding is that this transmission is SMG-like. Confusing is that Merc chose the description "doubleclutching" of a single clutch. So the mistake for a real double clutch transmission seems to be intentional...

Besides that


Best regards, south
Indeed in the wrong section. Should be moved to the M3 vs ... section. There is a similar discussion on:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112583

Yeah, I figured the "doubleclutching" stuff was put out there just to confuse people, so that's not what threw me off. That made me laugh actually.

What's throwing me off is the actual name of the system: MCT. Where is the "multi-clutch" in this system exactly? What's meant by that?