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Old 01-21-2012, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by westwest888 View Post
I was reading the article in Motor Trend or C&D this month where they take the cars around VIR's grand course (4.6 miles or something crazy). Surprisingly, the 335i with DCT transmission did horribly (slower than a manual 335i tested a few years back). Something about the shifts sticking and them blowing several corners because of it. They couldn't wring a good lap out of it. Is that transmission literally the same part number as the one for the M3, or a "me too" version with different software and friction points?
I believe the M3 DCT is rated differently and would be a different part number. I can check penskeparts or realoem, but I do remember reading that they were different units. There are already upgraded parts for these DCT units; I remember seeing an article in Roundel with a supercharged DCT unit had upgraded parts.
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