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      03-29-2008, 06:09 PM   #23
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Congratulations! And thanks for the feedback. We're all living vicariously through you, can't wait till break-in is over. Enjoy.
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      03-29-2008, 06:20 PM   #24
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Congrats... that is one gorgeous ride!
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      03-29-2008, 06:32 PM   #26
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      03-29-2008, 06:38 PM   #27
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Congrats and thanks for the DCT review. Be sure to keep us updated as you get to really experience it.
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      03-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #28
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Congrats SMSgt B. Enjoy her and thanks for the write up. If you don't mind can you give us a few words on the premium sound! Am on the fence between it and regular HiFi audio.

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      03-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #29
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COngrats.. it's good to finally get a member's review of the m-dct
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      03-29-2008, 08:11 PM   #30
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Wow, congrats on you new car. I didnt know M-DCT is out yet.

Call your dealer and tell him to check for or order parts that are needed for the first service. See my thread
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129794
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      03-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #31
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Unbelievable. Congrats. My predicitons that there must be a BMW/magazine/trade review before that of an owner was absolutely incorrect. As cool as this is and as great as it is for you, it is a big mistake on BMWs behalf. -1 for BMW marketing.

Congrats as well for using discretion and taking it easy on the car. We won't know the secrets of M-DCT and the peformance possibilities until someone describes the WOT, redline 1-2 shift in S6. Until then get your a$$ on the road and get those break in miles done ASAP!! Were have all waited way too long for the details!

One thing I don't understand: It sounds like you found that settings other than throttle and drivelogic settings affect the agressiveness/performance/jerk etc. You mentioned both the EDC and Power settings. It seems very improbable to me that these affect anything with the M-DCT. Again could be the whole nature of the car changes (which is definitely can) and this affects your perception of the transmission.

Congrats again, thanks for sharing and for our daily dose. Sharing your excitement on this has been the highlight of my time here on the forum in a real long time.
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      03-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #32
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2. So, is there a delay in shifting? Yes, but let me explain. Depending on what settings you have it set to and how aggressive you are accelerating will dictate the amount of delay. For instance, when I was in manual mode, no EDC/Power and softest, the delay was greater than if I just adjusted it to the stiffest setting or got more aggressive with the gas pedal. Driving in this setting is like when you are driving a manual and just take you time to shift. Now EDC/Power on and stiffest setting is another story. Yes there is still a very slight delay but it is almost right at the release time it changes gears. Now the delay I am talking about is the time you release the paddle/shifter to the time you feel the next gear engage. Also, remember I was only doing 1/2 throttle under 5500rpm shifts.
Upon more careful consideration of your initial post above, your experience around "delay", in principle, sounds very similar to my experience with the R32 DSG transmission. When driving with relatively tame inputs, the delay was there during upshifts, and I hypothesized that this is because the computer selects the lower of the gears associated with the other clutch since that is where the power is if one needs power at that point. I then went back and drove the thing much more aggressively, and as you are hypothesizing, the delay goes away at higher rpms under hard acceleration as the computer knows you will need to shift up and selects the higher gear for the other clutch. It'll be interesting if that turns out to be the case when you test the car with more aggressive inputs after the break in. Regardless, DCT sounds superior to DSG in that is has additional parameters that can be adjusted, which help the computer predict the next gear change more accurately.
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Senior B, Congrats on the first customer owned DCT car in the world. You the man. Thanks for the write up and please continue to give us updates as you drive it more.
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      03-29-2008, 11:10 PM   #34
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Go out and get over 1.2k miles then JAM the gas pedal and give us a review. =)
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      03-29-2008, 11:30 PM   #35
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congratz. now i cant wait for my own DCT.
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      03-30-2008, 12:28 AM   #36
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This may sound dumb but I forgot to look when I sat in the car at the dealer. Does it have cruise control? That would at least help with "speed creep" on long trips and might save some tickets.
Yes...it does have cruise control
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Congratulations! There are a lot of us very jealous of you right now! One quick question, can you turn the "creep" function off so the car doesn't inch forward if you don't press the gas? And if so, does the car roll back when on a hill? Thanks for your write up and enjoy her for us!
I will look in the settings to see if you can stop the "creep". Also, I will put it on a hill today and see if it does indeed roll back after the 2-3 seconds that it does hold.
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      03-30-2008, 12:48 AM   #38
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Congrats! Can't wait to hear how it does when you are beating on it!
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      03-30-2008, 12:52 AM   #39
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Congrats to the first DCT owner! Man, get out and drive some more and come back and write. Do it for the DCT community. Do what BMW and the motoring press owes us and havent done! And get those miles on them autobahns.

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Upon more careful consideration of your initial post above, your experience around "delay", in principle, sounds very similar to my experience with the R32 DSG transmission. When driving with relatively tame inputs, the delay was there during upshifts, and I hypothesized that this is because the computer selects the lower of the gears associated with the other clutch since that is where the power is if one needs power at that point. I then went back and drove the thing much more aggressively, and as you are hypothesizing, the delay goes away at higher rpms under hard acceleration as the computer knows you will need to shift up and selects the higher gear for the other clutch. It'll be interesting if that turns out to be the case when you test the car with more aggressive inputs after the break in. Regardless, DCT sounds superior to DSG in that is has additional parameters that can be adjusted, which help the computer predict the next gear change more accurately.

Agree
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      03-30-2008, 02:13 AM   #41
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CONGRATS! Been waiting on this Review! This is a Big thing for me as Im doing
the Change from 6MT from my E46 M3 to M-DCT on my New E92 M3!

Thanks for the Review and KEEP US POSTED!!!!!!!
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Yes, congrats and thanks for taking the time out to write up a review and take some pics.

BTW ... does your owner guide cover the M-DCT? Anything interesting to report? Does it cover LC for example?

Thanks.
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      03-30-2008, 04:53 AM   #43
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Finally - it lives - looks great and trust you enjoy it

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Congrats on the new car and being the first with DCT on the board! Your interior contrast also really looks awesome! Enjoy running her in, and please post some video once you're done with the first service and car start to push her a bit!
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