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      11-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #133
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My 2010 335i, M Sport, manual tranny (short shifter with added weight) was perfect.......almost right there with the Porsche manual. You could shift gears so smoothly that passengers felt like they were riding in a car with a fantastic auto tranny, but the M cars have a different feel to their manual transmissions altogether versus the 335i M Sport's and I, for one, don't like it.
I know what you mean our still in the famaly 1987 BMW 535 is shifts very smooth nothing like the two e92 m3's with MT fealt like. One of the reasons my now e92 m3 has a DCT
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      11-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #134
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Choose the transmission *you* want. If you want to be more "involved/engaging" (whatever that means) and you think the 6MT will give you that then go for it. The car is full of electronics. If you feel the need to prove you are more of a man, turn DSC off instead of referencing the DCT as an "automatic".

My DCT at the track, think you can do this with a 6MT? Unless your name is Leh Keen, good luck.


P.S. I still row my own gears in my DD and do it better than you.
Nobody is disputing that DCT is better from a pure performance standpoint. It is an automatic, however, since it is capable of shifting gears automatically. The internal mechanism is irrelevant to the definition.
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      11-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #135
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Actually DCT does both. In the more aggresive shift modes, you get that "kick" while upshifting. This is the transmission recuperating the inertia of the engine's RPM drop and transforming it in forward thrust. Essentially a power shit. So yes, better performance. If the sensors detect that the car is laterally loaded, DCT will do a butter smooth shift as to not upset the chassis (even in the more aggresive settings). This is only possible with the dual clutches as there is no interuption of power transmitted to the wheels. Impossible to do with a MT .
I take one of those every morning!

But now I use S4 instead of S5, too many skidmarks in S5
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      11-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #136
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I take one of those every morning!

But now I use S4 instead of S5, too many skidmarks in S5
Oups, fixed.

Freudian slip I guess
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