Gintani attempting to pair E60 M5 S85 V10 with dual clutch transmission - DCT swap
It seems DCT transmission swaps
are all the rage right now. The E60 M5 in particular would make good use of this swap as the S85 V10 was paired to an SMG-III gearbox instead of a DCT which came later and debuted with the E92 M3.
Speaking from personal experience, Gintani told me about this swap years ago. BimmerBoost just has yet to see proof of it done. There is an E60 M5 owner who inquired about this transmission swap process with Gintani:
Originally Posted by DinanE60M5
That month time frame he mentioned came and went. Speaking from experience, do not count on Gintani to make a quoted deadline.
So where are we now in this process? Gintani did not pick up the phone when BimmerBoost called. We do know the car is being wrapped up according to the owner. No doubt if you want to replicate this swap Gintani will require you to bring your car to them.
Hopefully videos are posted as well as acceleration results so not only can we see that the swap works but that it provides a substantial performance benefit.
Oh, and for those wondering about the difficulty
Originally Posted by Chariot
This swap will likely become a popular option for S85 V10 cars as install details with the necessary software come out. Plus, don't forget BMW did this swap themselves on the E60 M5 CSL.