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      02-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #43
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Drives: E92 M3
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

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Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast. View Post
Pay no attention, Serious. Swamp just can't bear to call the M3 automatic an automatic, even though it can shifts itself and has no clutch pedal.
You, me, this forum and the majority of the automotive journalists agree that dual clutch transmissions should be called automated manuals (or just simply dual clutch). I've also corrected your statement above using bold.

Perhaps you can explain the essential difference between pulling a paddle and pushing a lever and pulling a lever at the same time? Wow those things are REALLY different...

Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast. View Post
To be fair, if adjusted properly, it's a really terrific automatic - although BMW can't seem to tune out the last of the low-speed glitches.
I have no glitches in my DCT. Sure it shifts a bit slow and clutching can be odd when cold (even here in CA). Other than that with the latest software it pretty darn well flawless. Also - it does not take any "adjustment" period.
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |