Originally Posted by swamp2
Uh oh, here we go... 6MT vs DCT debate...
Are you one of those guys who calls a DCT an automatic...
Have you driven the M-DCT (or better yet driven it extensively)? It does not feel perform or act anything like a traditional slush box.
I've driven most of the dual clutch boxes. They work fantastically but it's still an automatic gearbox... Maybe not in a technical aspect given it lacks a torque converter but in function it's operates exactly like a fully automatic box.
Besides even if the new m3 has a manual (which it won't) it still won't make up for it being the size of an 80's 7 series with a curb weight of a 90's 5 series and the steering feel of a early 2000's Merc.