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      01-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation DCT Not until June for the US now

I called a dealer friend today when My Military guy told me BMW confirmed the
DCT today for June.....................................

Call your stateside dealer and check please, I know we heard the Coupe first
but what I just read says otherwise. I cant scan it right now

Hope not but its not looking good.
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      01-25-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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Based on all of the recent press releases (BMW website) the DCT is in some ways "tied" to the E93. Of course we all know that it will be available on all M3 variants but I do not see any reason to only offer it first on the Coupe. Didn't we even hear officially that DCT is a simultaneous release across models? Sounds like very suspicious information to me and likely incorrect. Could be wishful thinking as well
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      01-25-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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According to a BMW UK bulletin quoted to three different forum members, the UK is'nt getting any DCT equipped cars until June, so this maybe likely.
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Based on all of the recent press releases (BMW website) the DCT is in some ways "tied" to the E93. Of course we all know that it will be available on all M3 variants but I do not see any reason to only offer it first on the Coupe. Didn't we even hear officially that DCT is a simultaneous release across models? Sounds like very suspicious information to me and likely incorrect. Could be wishful thinking as well
Sometimes plans and realities diverge. It could be BMW is having issues getting M-DCT ramped up as fast as they originally hoped.
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      01-25-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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Based on all of the recent press releases (BMW website) the DCT is in some ways "tied" to the E93. Of course we all know that it will be available on all M3 variants but I do not see any reason to only offer it first on the Coupe. Didn't we even hear officially that DCT is a simultaneous release across models? Sounds like very suspicious information to me and likely incorrect. Could be wishful thinking as well

Well after reading the memo from Germany I called a dealer in the states and they have that info as well, Not good news for any of us

After driving the 135 today, I can say WOW ! the DSC was really active
a ton of potential
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My Mil sales guy also said June build date for MDCT....looks like July/Aug stateside!

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My Mil sales guy also said June build date for MDCT....looks like July/Aug stateside!

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Damn that is sad news to hear...looks like another 6 months of waiting for me
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makes sense. coz BMW said march production (that too limited), which makes it a June delivery.
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Why so much hype with the DCT?
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According to a BMW UK bulletin quoted to three different forum members, the UK is'nt getting any DCT equipped cars until June, so this maybe likely.
Actually the dealers are saying June production, so you won't see this gearbox in the uk until late july/august, I supect this is now worldwide with apart from a few inital samples leaking out
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at what point do the 2009 models starting showing up? if there isn't a reasonable likelihood of getting an M3 stateside before july/august, that seems to be around the time 2009 models are available. correct?
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If it is a July/August delivery date stateside,,, why does BMW not just call it a 2009? I would certainly hate taking delivery on my '08 in July/August and having someone able get an '09 30 days later.

I wonder if this will hurt sales, as they told me early May delivery. I kinda need it by May....
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I don't there is any point in buying a June production car. I'd rather wait another couple of months and get a MY09.
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I don't there is any point in buying a June production car. I'd rather wait another couple of months and get a MY09.
Agree on that but the temptation will still be strong, especially after seeing all of the 6MT cars zipping around.
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Agree on that but the temptation will still be strong, especially after seeing all of the 6MT cars zipping around.
Yeah, but this has been a total wam-up, cool-down, warm-up, cool-down.....etc. love affair. Not sure what phase of that cycle I'll be in at that time.
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Well after reading the memo from Germany I called a dealer in the states and they have that info as well, Not good news for any of us

After driving the 135 today, I can say WOW ! the DSC was really active
a ton of potential
Can you slip a Quife or MLock in that?
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In that case, I think BMW will launch the M-DCT cars as 2009 models.
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I don't there is any point in buying a June production car. I'd rather wait another couple of months and get a MY09.
Unless you are only keeping the car 1-3 years, it doesn't matter. There will be no other substantiave changes for next year. The label on it doesn't matter too much, IMO.
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Unless you are only keeping the car 1-3 years, it doesn't matter. There will be no other substantiave changes for next year. The label on it doesn't matter too much, IMO.
Resale matters significantly.

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