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      03-25-2008, 11:00 AM   #19
GT3 Tim
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Drives: 2014 MB E63S
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He would not release the document to me because of the confidentiality clause in it...he doesn't want to get fired over a piece of paper... I don't blame him!

However, this is what I did find out:

BMW Bulletin 08-M3-05 was originated on 01/16/2008 and re-distributed yesterday (3/24/08) to all BMW Dealers in the Region by the Regional Manager to answer questions and concerns regarding availability of DCT's.

“Limited March to May production of the M DKG Drivelogic transmission will be available in the M3 Coupe only. Production of the transmission for the M3 Sedan will start in June. There are no production limitations expected for the second half of 2008.”

So, it sounds like BMW is reaffirming thier position that the sedan with DCT will not be produced until June. It appears that the shortcomings of supply of the trannies will be worked out by June. I would guess that BMW again met with the manufacturer of the trannies and confirmed that supplies would be sufficient by the memo confirms, to me, that what they were originally told by the manufacturer will hold true....that there will be a sufficient supply of DCT trannies by June, and that BMW is giving preference of those trannies to the coupe until the supply is sufficent enough to put it in whatever the customer wants.

I will share more if I hear anything different....

edit: I added 19's to my order. I figured what the hell. lol After looking at pics side by side of the 18s and 19s, I prefer the 19's. To each his own I guess.
Tim <--- apparently likes "3" cars
2014 E63S -- The Rocket
2014 F30 328i -- Kids car
2008 E90 M3 -- Sold
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold

Last edited by GT3 Tim; 03-26-2008 at 01:44 PM.