2009 M3 Coupe DCT gear noise - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series & 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2013, 03:12 PM
dhsieh dhsieh is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: 2009 M3 & 2010 335i Coupe
2009 M3 Coupe DCT gear noise

I have a 2009 M3 Coupe DCT & 2010 335i 6pd automatic. The M3's gear is noisy when shifting at low speed. Furthermore, it's shifter is awkward to use. In Oct 2013 Car and Driver's comparo article on MB CLS63 AMG vs. BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Audi RS7, the author wrote the following comments on M6's DCT shifter, which is the same as M3:

"We're not so charmed by the tumorous shifter that makes rotary knobs and column-mounted stalks look ingenious. It transforms basic tasks - such as three-point turns, shifting from neutral to drive, and engaging park - into challenges"

I did some research on how BMW's DCT compares to Porsche's PDK. Surprisingly, most praises DCT over PDK. Now I am at total loss about the state of automatic double clutch technology. If DCT is as awkward as described in Card and Driver, I can't imagine how bad Porsche's PDK is?

Nonetheless, my real question on this posting is if I can retrofit my M3's shifter with 2011 335is's DCT shifter, which in my opinion is a much nice one than tjose use by BMW's M models.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 03:14 PM
SuperTerp SuperTerp is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: DMV (DC, MD, VA)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,386
Mein Auto: R8, M4, M5. M3, 550, 335i
I have no idea about retrofits but I would pay 10k to have DCT put on my m5 I just got

I would advise you to look into a DCT tune from BPM or ESS before doing anything like that.

Make sure you have the right settings as different settings can cause different things

5bars + sport +sport aggressive + mdm = money for me.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,410
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
IMPORTANT POINT: M forum's elsewhere
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series & 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.