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Old 05-13-2019, 02:01 PM
Chillax Chillax is offline
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6 MT vs DCT

I am starting the process of finding a 2008-2011 E90 M3 - I want the sedan (as it is a personal preference) and I think I would prefer the 6 MT - but have never driven the DCT, so wanted to get people's thoughts on the DCT vs the 6 MT?

In terms of drivability which do people prefer? Are there any maintenance issues with respect to the DCT I should be aware of?
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:15 PM
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The DCT is an excellent transmission that shifts smoothly quickly and perfectly rev matches downshifts.

The MT is also an excellent transmission. It will not outperform the DCT but it provides more driver involvement than the DCT which some people prefer.

I had the DCT on my 2015 M4 and my 2018 M4 and have no regrets. I have other cars with MTs which I also enjoy.

I don't think you will go wrong with either. I drove nothing but MTs for years but I do not miss it in my M4.

Try to get a test drive in both I do think you can go wrong whichever one you choose.

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Old 07-19-2019, 12:11 PM
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I have a 2010 M3 E92 Convertible with the DCT. I bought it used in 2014 when it had 38,000 miles and it now has 84,000. For the past two years I have had problems with the transmission overheating, usually when I am in stop-and-go traffic and in the summer when the ambient temp is between 90 and 100 degrees F. When I last had it checked, the Tech told me the clutch plates were pretty worn. The dealership won't do any sort of transmission repair. They recommend replacement at a cost of a little more than $14,000 (the approximate value of the car). I have been looking for a rebuilt 6 MT to put in it as I'd like to keep the car since it is the last model year of the naturally aspirated 4.0 liter V-8 engine (which runs like a top).
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