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      10-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Auto Mode M-DCT

Been reading-up on this DCT tranny, not really familar with it.

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My Fiance doesn't drive stick, so exactly how does this DCT work in the auto mode. Is just simply hitting a button to put in auto and presto it shifts like a normal auto. Or is there more to it?

Kinda nervous to teach her to drive stick on NEW M3! Which is why I'm looking into DCT.

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Your question has been answered although most of the discussion was back when we were still using the VW term DSG. Have a look here.

In short the answer is yes. M-DCT will almost surely provide a very nice, "dummy proof" automatic mode. It will probably be better than about any automatic transmission as well.
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Been reading-up on this DCT tranny, not really familar with it.

Question is...................
My Fiance doesn't drive stick, so exactly how does this DCT work in the auto mode. Is just simply hitting a button to put in auto and presto it shifts like a normal auto. Or is there more to it?

Kinda nervous to teach her to drive stick on NEW M3! Which is why I'm looking into DCT.

THANKS FOR ANY IN-PUT.
1) Take your Fiance to your nearest VW dealer and ask for a test drive in a DSG GTI.

2) Try to drive that GTI in D, in S and in Manual mode with both the paddles and shifter in different roads (highway, city, curves and straights) to compare performance, feeling and functionality in all modes under different conditions.

3) Multiply that experience by a factor of 2 (I-4 vs V8, 200hp vs 417hp), add 88 lbs/ft (207 vs 295) + 1900rpm (6500 vs 8400 rpm redline) + 1 (6-Speed vs. 7-Speed) and you will have a pretty idea of what you can expect with the M3 M-DCT...


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1) Take your Fiance to your nearest VW dealer...
Nice, that even helps me! A very vivid image.
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My Information is rhat the current VW DSG is also an wet clutch-system!

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My Information is rhat the current VW DSG is also an wet clutch-system!

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You are correct, it is a wet clutch-system.
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