"After scouring the test results for some useful conclusion, the answer is “not really.” The M DCT car hit 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, cleared the quarter-mile in 12.7 at 113 mph, and achieved 150 mph in 26 seconds flat. Compare that to the six-speed manual’s numbers of 4.3, 12.8 at 113, and 24.3, respectively. If you zoom in even closer and look at each 10-mph increment, the two cars trade off which is quicker until 120 mph, when the manual starts pulling away."
Up to 120mph they are equal. If you want to start looking at road courses I think you will find most (not all) arent straight enough to achieve much more than that in the M and the DCT is going to be quicker. The CSL was equiped with SMG for a reason...
P.S. And all this so called "data" is based on two cars used on two seperate days with two different conditions.