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      11-25-2007, 01:15 AM   #23
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cui gives a sh1t what it looks like. I grow attached to things that WORK well. I like the current SMG's shifter... because it works. Sure, it looks cool... but this one looks decent enough that if it works well I'll love it. I can't WAIT. I just hope they don't reduce the head room... I'm 6-3, and the 6-series i test drove had less head room, too little for me. Hopefully, they won't reduce the headroom in the 2008 M3 from the current fit... that would be TERRIBLE! I am SO eager to feel the DCT... how it initiates in 1st, when it shifts BACK in to first after traveling slowly... just a lot of scenarios that I expect them to improve.
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      11-25-2007, 02:02 AM   #24
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this isnt flash news. coz the article in autocar is dated as may 2007. But, good find though.
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      11-25-2007, 02:50 AM   #25
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this isnt flash news. coz the article in autocar is dated as may 2007. But, good find though.
And check the date of my original post of the article!
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      11-25-2007, 05:24 AM   #26
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If your worried about head room... go sit in a 335i in a show room. I doubt it will be much different from that.
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      11-25-2007, 06:14 AM   #27
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Autocar also state that the M3 will be relased in the UK in November 2007. Hmm, reliable? Accurate? Nah. I keep a copy of autocar in the John in case I run out of paper.
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      11-25-2007, 12:31 PM   #28
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And check the date of my original post of the article!
oops! my bad.
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      11-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #29
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do you guys know if the M-DCT will be launched at the same as the manual in the US?
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      11-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #30
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If your worried about head room... go sit in a 335i in a show room. I doubt it will be much different from that.
My head brushes the top of my E46 if I sit straight up, but I sat in a 335i convertible with no contact. Make of that what you will.
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      11-25-2007, 02:10 PM   #31
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M DCT release timing

Received this note today from a salesperson that does military sales.

"The factory have told us that the DTC transmission will be released at least 6 months after the M3 launch. It will be for the 2009 model at the end of next year or early 2009."

For what it's worth. I have no idea how reliable his information is as I have no prior experience with this military sales company. (Superior)
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      11-25-2007, 05:10 PM   #32
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While that is definately a typical response for a question that the dealer doesn't know I see how it could easily hold water in this situation.
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      11-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #33
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Great news because it means that U.S M3's will probably be launched with both M-DCT and 6 Speed. Also, I would say 0-60 should be around the 4.1 mark with this baby considering 4.3 seconds was possible in the 6 speed.
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      11-25-2007, 05:18 PM   #34
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Actually, I took his statement to mean 6 months after the US release, making the DCT be available in 2009 Model year cars. Basicly, a year from now.
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      11-25-2007, 05:40 PM   #35
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Actually, I took his statement to mean 6 months after the US release, making the DCT be available in 2009 Model year cars. Basicly, a year from now.
Article says march 2008, about the same time NA M3 will be launched.
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      11-25-2007, 06:16 PM   #36
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Article says march 2008, about the same time NA M3 will be launched.
That article was published in May07, and we haven't heard anything from BMW since, so I don't think we will be seeing DCT in Spring08.
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      11-25-2007, 10:00 PM   #37
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That article was published in May07, and we haven't heard anything from BMW since, so I don't think we will be seeing DCT in Spring08.
I agree with you completely.

The good news, as I see it, is that this delay will allow me to lease an e92 335 for 2 years and proceed it while waiting for M-DCT. During this time, I forsee M3 sales in the US being far slower than BMW is anticipating, meaning M3's will be sitting next to M5's, M6's, and Z4M's on dealer lots and prices starting to decline.

We'll see.
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      11-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #38
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The good news, as I see it, is that this delay will allow me to lease an e92 335 for 2 years and proceed it while waiting for M-DCT.
That's not a bad idea. The warranty/service deal on my car runs out in 7 days. You've got me thinking...
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