BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-13-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
skierman64
Brigadier General
 
skierman64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

Posts: 3,068
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
Looking for professional reviews on M-DCT

Has anyone seen any articles reviewing the new tranny? I'm dying to read something about it since my car is prog'd for production in 3 weeks, not that I'm going to change my mind at this point.
__________________
Get a professional motorsports full featured stopwatch app for your Blackberry here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19464
Invest Wisely...The best mod for your money?? BMWCCA high performance driver's school. The mod that lasts a lifetime and improves the performance of any car you drive
skierman64 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
heyimsexy
Private
 
Drives: e36
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bay area

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

i dont think journalists have gotten the opportunity to get their hands on it quite yet, but i might be wrong.
heyimsexy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
lucid
Major General
 
lucid's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 M3; Expedition
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 8,034
iTrader: (0)

If M-DCT had been tested by mags, this forum would be all over it...

Not yet, but must be coming up soon, real soon.
lucid is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-13-2008, 11:32 PM   #4
JEllis
Brigadier General
 
JEllis's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 M3, E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SD CA/Yuma

Posts: 4,636
iTrader: (4)

If you want something good to read check out the latest 0-60 where they review a 6MT and DST Evo X side by side. Good review and gives some varying points of view. Bottom line from the article: 6MT is more fun but DST is faster.... I imagine same will be said of DCT...DCT for me though

Jason
__________________
http://www.m3post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic14547_7.gif
JEllis is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-14-2008, 02:37 AM   #5
swamp2
Lieutenant General
 
swamp2's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

Posts: 10,135
iTrader: (1)

Was going to post this same question myself today with a slightly differnt spin. When/where and from whom will we get the first drive report of M-DCT? The press release was nice, long and juicy but it was hardly a test drive. Given the huge successes of the VW/Audi/Bugatti/Mitsubishi systems I am not worried a bit about M-DCT but it sure will be nice to get some real details. Any predictions?
swamp2 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-14-2008, 07:49 AM   #6
mkoesel
Moderator
 
Drives: 2015 Felt IA2
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

Posts: 13,610
iTrader: (1)

swamp, it will probably be a Euro mag, maybe Car or Evo.
__________________
-
mkoesel is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
Hammer
Lieutenant
 
Hammer's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany, Cologne

Posts: 421
iTrader: (0)

I know someone who had a testdrive on a dct-m3 already. We had a long chat about the DCT and finaly he gave me a brochure ( pretty useless, i knew this stuff already, but it looked nice ).
The only problem is, that this guy is working for bmw and i think, he explained and told me everything by (is "by" the correct word here?) the perspective of a bmw-dealer.

He drove the M3 6MT and DKG(dct in english) both and was totaly enthused of the dct ( "itīs like launching a catapult" and so on...). He also told me, that he would be sure that the dct would grant better times on the track than the MT ( thats a crucial argument for the dct for me.

I had been a manual-missionar till this chat and i m not very glad, that my "faith" in the mt startet to crumble.

Today i m not sure if i order a mt or the dct...
Hammer is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      02-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #8
skierman64
Brigadier General
 
skierman64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

Posts: 3,068
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
Hammer - Thanks for the insight.
__________________
Get a professional motorsports full featured stopwatch app for your Blackberry here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19464
Invest Wisely...The best mod for your money?? BMWCCA high performance driver's school. The mod that lasts a lifetime and improves the performance of any car you drive
skierman64 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST