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      09-06-2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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DCT for 335i

I just noticed that in the latest brochure (of BMW Switzerland) the offer the 335i with DCT. Although they say its different from M-DCT, it's probably pretty much the same. So there's one reason less for buying an M...
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We'll see how watered down the 335i's DCT is. I've never liked the buttons/pedals on the 335i's steering wheel.
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      09-06-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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Is this happening for real now? I know it had been rumored for the coupe and possibly for the sedan LCI also, but I thought it was delayed.
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I just noticed that in the latest brochure (of BMW Switzerland) the offer the 335i with DCT. Although they say its different from M-DCT, it's probably pretty much the same. So there's one reason less for buying an M...
No reason for an M? LOL. Ok buy a 335i then.
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Is this happening for real now? I know it had been rumored for the coupe and possibly for the sedan LCI also, but I thought it was delayed.
It's not currently available in the North American market.
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We'll see how watered down the 335i's DCT is. I've never liked the buttons/pedals on the 335i's steering wheel.
What pedals?
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I just noticed that in the latest brochure (of BMW Switzerland) the offer the 335i with DCT. Although they say its different from M-DCT, it's probably pretty much the same. So there's one reason less for buying an M...
Since when was the DCT a reason for the //M? I thought people choosed the M3 1st... then decide between MDCT or 6MT.
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No reason for an M? LOL. Ok buy a 335i then.
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Since when was the DCT a reason for the //M? I thought people choosed the M3 1st... then decide between MDCT or 6MT.
Lol that's what I was thinking. Yeah buy a 335i. Less m's on the road for us If dct is one of the reasons you are buying an m3, then I strongly suggest you don't buy an m. 335 is you friend.
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Since when was the DCT a reason for the //M? I thought people choosed the M3 1st... then decide between MDCT or 6MT.
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No kidding, we chose the M, then the options.
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What pedals?

i think he meant paddles...as in paddle shifters...
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The DCT variant of the 335 is coming to our shores in about 2 weeks time. Don't really know what's the difference though with the M-DCT.

+1 Yeah M before options is the way to go.

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Thanks for your advice, I already got my M3.


What I was trying to point out was that making DCT available for the regular 3 series makes the M3 less exclusive. And yes, after power, handling and looks, DCT was one of the reasons for me to get the M.
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Lol that's what I was thinking. Yeah buy a 335i. Less m's on the road for us If dct is one of the reasons you are buying an m3, then I strongly suggest you don't buy an m. 335 is you friend.
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