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      05-22-2008, 06:02 AM   #23
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... the aggressive (D5 and D6) modes in M-DCT ...
Wait - D6? I thought it was D1-D5 and S1-S6. I guess I need to re-check that.
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      05-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #24
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I do believe there are 11 modes total..... D1 thru D5 and S1 through S6.....but really there is only 10 modes...since S6 is purely launch mode....
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      05-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #25
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You sure about that? Their new box is a wet clutch automated manual, isn't it?

2/8/08: "Debuting on the SL 63 is AMG’s newly developed SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, which ditches the conventional torque converters and replaces it with a wet compact start-up clutch. This allows for a direct connection to the powertrain, providing for an engaging driving experience. The Multi-Clutch Technology only employs the clutch elements to perform gearshifts and offers four drive modes, double-declutching and Race Start function. '
This is not a true automated manual. It is actually Mercedes regular 7 speed automatic with a clutch pack replacing the torque converter. It has a planetary gearbox transmission.
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      05-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #26
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yah, it's going to be released within the next 2 years. all their AMG's are going to have it...

merc keeps changing stuff all the time, including engines. there's so much competition and tranny seems to be headed towards dual clutches for some reason.

i just wish merc invests a bit in a manual tranny on their AMG's
It is available now on the SL 63 AMG. One of the US car magazines did an initial test on it in the June issue.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ive/index.html

It is not a dual clutch transsmision but has a multiplate wet clutch pack instead of a torque converter. Otherwise it is the basic AMG 7 speed automatic with a few tweaks like one more sport mode.
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