335i versus M3 round 4,982 - DCT M3 with Dinan tune versus 6-speed manual FBO (full bolt on) 335i with meth from a roll
Here is yet another chapter in the 335 versus M3 saga. In this video the 335 comes out on top although it takes a little while for the 6-speed manual car to overcome the DCT (dual clutch transmission) shift speed advantage. The M3 only has a Dinan tune which in all honesty is just about the weakest tune for an M3 money can buy. Along with no other supporting modifications, it is not surprising at all to see the 335 with full bolt ons and meth injection pull up top as it should.
The video does a good job showing how much shift speed matters especially depending on starting speed. The lower the starting speed and the more gears the 335 needs to row, the more the advantage for the DCT M3. The 335 shows its greater horsepower once in the higher gears where less shifting and more time in gear takes place.
The DCT M3 needs a more aggressive tune, pulley, scoops, and exhaust to alter this outcome. Regardless, enjoy the video below courtesy of BimmerBoost member @WNF_335i