Thread: DCT tranny
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      11-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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Drives: 2015 M235i Vert
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I was coming from 10 years of driving manuals, as well as VW DSG gearboxes in the wife's car, and I am completely thrilled with the 8AT performance.

It's unbelievably smooth, it shifts faster than anyone with a clutch can (I don't know why everyone is stuck up on the DCT vs AT argument in this thread, the real answer is the 8AT is faster than a manual).

I drove a lot of cars before giving up my clutch, and theres times when I still miss throwing a good heel toe onto an off ramp, but other than that the smoothness, directness and speed of the 8AT is better than any other automatic I've ever driven.
Current: '16 VW GTI
Previous: '15 M235i, '13 335i, '08 TL-S, '00 Corvette