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      01-16-2008, 09:32 PM   #111
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My dealer called me and just got off the phone with him in Indianapolis. He stated that the US is taking orders for the M-DCT with production starting early as March through May. Initially there will be a very limited production. The price will be $2700. He went ahead and cancelled my previous production number my for a new allocation spot with the M-DCT with new projected production in March. I had the number one spot with a production number and was already in status 111 with production in the last week in January. Definately feel that my dealer is telling me the truth and hooray that the M-DCT is coming and I'm able to get one. I'll keep you posted when I get a new production number with the M-DCT.
I imagine this is exactly what BMW was trying to avoid by holding out the release of the vert and M-DCT till March.
However, I am glad the story broke. It gives people the opportunity to really get what they want instead of missing it by one month.
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So are you going to go for the DCT? I know you had placed the order for the m-6T. Thoughts???
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My dealer called me and just got off the phone with him in Indianapolis. He stated that the US is taking orders for the M-DCT with production starting early as March through May. Initially there will be a very limited production. The price will be $2700. He went ahead and cancelled my previous production number my for a new allocation spot with the M-DCT with new projected production in March. I had the number one spot with a production number and was already in status 111 with production in the last week in January. Definately feel that my dealer is telling me the truth and hooray that the M-DCT is coming and I'm able to get one. I'll keep you posted when I get a new production number with the M-DCT.
Dreyer & Reinbold North or South?
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      01-16-2008, 11:33 PM   #114
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Dreyer and Reinbold North

They've been really accommodating and gave me all the information they know as soon as they get it.
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      01-16-2008, 11:40 PM   #115
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Dreyer and Reinbold North

They've been really accommodating and gave me all the information they know as soon as they get it.

My dealer is trying to gather more info, but it sounds like convert in March and DCT in sedan and coupe simultaneously!!!
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      01-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #116
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20kg weight penalty and 0.2 off 0-62 for MDCT.

If its legit im impressed.
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      01-17-2008, 04:42 AM   #117
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I was thinking about that and I am just gona have faith that it will work perfectly.
Nothing based around complicated software works perfectly the first time around. The software will be constantly updated as faults come to light.

Buying 12 to 18 months after the first MDCT models are sold is a good idea - unless you're willing to put up with taking your car back to the dealer to have the updates installed a few times in the first year or so. Only very small chance that this won't be the case and they get it right from the first model sold.
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      01-17-2008, 05:34 AM   #118
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Is there any place I can read up on the technical aspects of gear ratios, etc? I've always been interested in that type of stuff but never understood it extremely well. How does a longer 7th help with the buzz, for example.
You multiply the final drive by the gear ratio - the lower this number is, the lower the engine revs at any given road speed.

Comparing the 6th gear in the manual M3 = 3.846 x 0.872 = 3.354
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7th gear in the MDCT = 3.154 x 1.000 = 3.154

As 3.154 is lower than 3.354 - so the engine will be reving lower in the rev range at any given speed in an M3 holding 7th gear with the MDCT than it would holding 6th in an M3 with a manual transmission.
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Found this very long article about M-DKT (hope it´s not a repost):
Erm.......yes.

It's the press release which is in the PDF on the very first post of this thread. Is it really that difficult for people not to repost everything about 10 times.
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So are you going to go for the DCT? I know you had placed the order for the m-6T. Thoughts???
I like the idea of the DCT, but not quite sure yet.
I don't want to end up regretting not getting the manual.
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I like the idea of the DCT, but not quite sure yet.
I don't want to end up regretting not getting the manual.
Let the defection begin.

Sorry south, your are losing E.
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      01-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #122
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Let the defection begin.

Sorry south, your are losing E.
When E shows up in his SSII / BB M-DCT M3 I'll know how wrong I've been about him.


Best regards, south
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Let the defecation begin.
Charming.
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When E shows up in his SSII / BB M-DCT M3 I'll know how wrong I've been about him.


Best regards, south


Perhaps the Chicago Auto Show will have the SSII from Detroit...
Really rather see the IB.
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Charming.
Hey, that is a terrible misquote.

DEFECTION not defecation! I trust you did not use the quote button directly...
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I like the idea of the DCT, but not quite sure yet.
I don't want to end up regretting not getting the manual.
I will be test-driving the DCT at the earliest opportunity. Every new piece of news makes it seem more tempting. I will switch if I prefer it.
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Dreyer and Reinbold North

They've been really accommodating and gave me all the information they know as soon as they get it.
Yeah, I live on the South side, but have found the North dealership to be the better of the two.
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My dealer is trying to gather more info, but it sounds like convert in March and DCT in sedan and coupe simultaneously!!!
The DCT may be available in the coupe in March. However, it won't be available in the sedan until June. That's what my CA called me back yesterday. They will have 2 cars for demo in the last week of March, probably only MT, not DCT. For $2700, the DCT is expensive but worth it.
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I'm still ordering the M DCT. In the US, the 6-speed manual will always be faster because BMW will never give us LC on the M DCT. We are just too immature.
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I'm still ordering the M DCT. In the US, the 6-speed manual will always be faster because BMW will never give us LC on the M DCT. We are just too immature.
By faster you mean a better launch in 1st.

From a roll DCT will win every time.
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how much extra was SMG on the E46 ///M3 in euros??? ... cause here is SA SMG was R35 000, so i need to know how much more do i need to fork out for M-DCT ... my 335i is advertised ... the M3 is def the way to go with M-DCT ... a beast for sure ...
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The DCT may be available in the coupe in March. However, it won't be available in the sedan until June. That's what my CA called me back yesterday. They will have 2 cars for demo in the last week of March, probably only MT, not DCT. For $2700, the DCT is expensive but worth it.
I heard the same. I am going to wait it out for the sedan with DCT.
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