• Dual clutch versus Manual - A DCT E92 M3 and a manual E90 M3 race on the 1/4 mile drag strip

      BimmerBoost member LostMarine met up at the ATCO dragstrip in New Jersey for some fun runs and a comparison with a manual M3. The blue E90 is a manual and the black E92 M3 is a DCT. Videos are from inside the E92 M3. Both cars have similar modifications with airfilters, Turner Motorsport test pipes, and mods to the OEM exhaust system. The DCT wins both races easily and the difference is quite large at over half a second and 3+ miles per hour. Videos and slips below.






      This article was originally published in forum thread: DCT M3 Vs 6MT M3; Equally Modded started by LostMarine View original post
      Comments 45 Comments
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
        well that just shows i would win =D
        I did 13.0 with stock 6MT in 5000ft altitude according to VBOX(It's a really useless tool though).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        What? No! From the first it was set to be a fun little car, and DCT ain't fun.
        How is DCT not fun?
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes that is the record, somewhere around there.

        However, this was a direct comparison. Same time, same place. Interesting to see, right?
        Agreed. I'd say the time represented is a good average time for a stock E9x 6 speed and a good trap for the launch/mods.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onurleft Click here to enlarge
        Agreed. I'd say the time represented is a good average time for a stock E9x 6 speed and a good trap for the launch/mods.
        I agree with you mostly except there is tons of room for them to improve.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        better traction for both of us would have evened everything out