Originally Posted by Serious
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.
You could put me blind in a M-DCT and a normal torque converter auto and I could tell you instantly which is which. They feel different because on the inside they are incredibly different. One is a manual inside and the other is...well... an automatic inside. Although there is indeed some convergence in feel and shift times epecially with never "locking" automatics the DCT is still superior in shift times and feel.
Are you really that pessimistic about the next gen M3?