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      04-09-2008, 10:59 AM   #23
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Congrats and thanks for taking the time to write up a review.
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      04-09-2008, 11:04 AM   #24
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Cruising at 60mph and about 3000rpms in 7th
That's never good...
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      04-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #25
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nice review! it's so great to finally hear a little about the DCT!.... i'm so torn between it and a 6sp....
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      04-09-2008, 11:29 AM   #26
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M-DCT FTW.
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      04-09-2008, 11:48 AM   #27
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Thanks for the review
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      04-09-2008, 11:57 AM   #28
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thanks for the great review...

itīs a difficult decision without having drove the dct, but the more i read here the more i m going to buy the dct-m3...
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      04-09-2008, 12:00 PM   #29
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Gasman,

Huge congrats as the first US person to receive M-DCT on this forum in the states. Like you said, words can't describe how it feels ... but it just feel right.

Again, congrats
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      04-09-2008, 12:03 PM   #30
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thanks for the great review...

itīs a difficult decision without having drove the dct, but the more i read here the more i m going to buy the dct-m3...
Don't forget what a nice logo the 6MT club has.


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      04-09-2008, 12:04 PM   #31
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Gasman, your review compliments Senior Bs review nicely. The complete picture (in words) is coming into view. I should take delivery next week NLT Friday, I can't wait to experience it myself. Congrats.
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      04-09-2008, 12:07 PM   #32
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thanks for the great review...

itīs a difficult decision without having drove the dct, but the more i read here the more i m going to buy the dct-m3...
Nooo... Another one bites the dust...

J/k!
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      04-09-2008, 12:08 PM   #33
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Thanks for the fantastic review. Enjoy your new toy!

It will be interesting to hear the differences between s3-s5 once you can really test them out and not have to baby her.
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      04-09-2008, 12:12 PM   #34
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Huge congrats as the first US person to receive M-DCT on this forum in the states. Like you said, words can't describe how it feels ... but it just feel right.

Again, congrats
Thanks...you are correct.."It just feels right". Hopefully, Skierman, Fifth, Apw2607 and the rest can give a better review than I can. I can promise you this....it is humanly impossible to shift faster than this car.
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      04-09-2008, 12:19 PM   #35
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thanks for the review..

How do you prevent the auto-mode from giving you 6K+ revs? It would seem hard to figure without knowing what is going to happen when it kicks-down and to what gear it will give you.

Do you enjoy the car more with auto or manual mode? It seems like even the auto mode has a fun side with the more aggressive settings.
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      04-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #36
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Cruising at 60mph and about 3000rpms in 7th


That is in fact a lot off RPMS compared to my E46 M3; 100km/h (62 m/h) is 2300 RPMS in 6th gear.......................
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      04-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #37
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Thanks for the review. The best thing (obviously) here is your clear distinction among the various modes. Interesting to know that the auto downshifting chooses a different number of gears solely based on the mode. I imagine there will be plenty of subtleties beyond what you have noticed but those may not be apparent until some much more aggressive driving. Thanks again and enjoy your new baby!
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      04-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #38
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great review... another DCT... keep 'em coming
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      04-09-2008, 12:59 PM   #39
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Wait til I get mine delivered + SLR + photoshop = game over. DCT FTW.
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      04-09-2008, 01:01 PM   #40
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thanks for the review..

How do you prevent the auto-mode from giving you 6K+ revs? It would seem hard to figure without knowing what is going to happen when it kicks-down and to what gear it will give you.

Do you enjoy the car more with auto or manual mode? It seems like even the auto mode has a fun side with the more aggressive settings.
Well, it depends on the settings. In the auto modes, the car likes to go to 7th gear and it gets there seamlessly and quickly. In the more aggresive modes you have to be more careful as it will downshift very quickly with little depression on the accelerator. When it does this, if you feather the pedal lightly, it will upshift again and lower the revs. In the least aggressive mode, WOT only drops you down to 6th...maybe 5th. So, during break in, D2-D3 is probably the safest mode to keep you under the 5500 rev limit.

If I want to be involved and run it up to 5500 on every shift than manual mode is great for this. It's very addicting listening to the throttle blips on that V8 during downshifts in this mode. If I'm just cruising around, than auto is perfect for this. You don't get as much throttle bliping and downshifting as you decelerate in the auto mode. It's not until you depress the accelerator that you notice it. If you are in auto mode and are coming up to a red light...it will stay in 7th gear and not downshift until you are stopped or coming to a stop. But as soon as you touch the gas...she's ready to rock.
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      04-09-2008, 01:03 PM   #41
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Great Review ! and thanks !
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      04-09-2008, 01:04 PM   #42
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That is in fact a lot off RPMS compared to my E46 M3; 100km/h (62 m/h) is 2300 RPMS in 6th gear.......................
In D1, I have experienced 7th grear at 45mph ... around 2200 RPMs if I remember correctly
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      04-09-2008, 01:05 PM   #43
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That is in fact a lot off RPMS compared to my E46 M3; 100km/h (62 m/h) is 2300 RPMS in 6th gear.......................
I am also interested in this observation. Does it really turn over at 3000 rpm at 60 mph in 7th gear? Seems pretty high for 7th gear. No wonder it doesn't get better mileage.
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      04-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #44
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That is in fact a lot off RPMS compared to my E46 M3; 100km/h (62 m/h) is 2300 RPMS in 6th gear.......................
Don't quote me on that!! It was really hard to do 60mph in this thing. It might have felt like 60 but was really 80. I'll do some more testing when the rain stops. This might be a good time to experience S6!!
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