Originally Posted by Alumac
Have you driven a DSG car? It is very much like a better automatic and not very SMG-like; paddles aside.
My comment on DSG being like or not like an automatic was in response to the idea that it won't have paddles. The fact that it WILL have paddles means that it's no reason to say it will just be like an advanced automatic.
However, I am aware that DSG in VW/Audi is a lot more "auto like" than SMG, but I don't think that BMW's "M DCT" transmission will be like that. BMW wouldn't put it in the M3 otherwise.
Also, if the rumours are true, S6 mode will do away with the clutch altogether and the car will change gears by rev matching, just like the formula 1 cars.