" MCT is not a slush box !
It is very direct as its using the clutch to put power down and not a torque converter i understand the trans behind it is planetary like a slushbox but the way it responds to pedal input and shifts at WOT is like a very fast single clutch without the harshness. It basically in between a SMG and DCT in character
Also im not sure whats so hard to understand about what your saying. The 4.0 in the audi is putting up very similar numbers power wise and it should be more impressive since its doing it to all 4 wheels with the added parasitic loss. Well see what the m157 does when they totally figure out tuning the AWD system
The only advantage i see the m157 have is midrange torque and even that is not by alot I mean if you already have 630 wtq(audi) theres nothing to be jealous about 680 wtq(Merc) especially when you are making similar top end power which is most important. I understand what hes saying about all being equal displacement will make more power but lets be real it wont be equal. They are moving towards efficiency more and more but at the same time want more power so they will work on everything else to make it better heads,cams,manifolds,turbo designs, etc etc I mean theres a reason the M177 is going into the new AMG flagship model the new AMG GT. If they wanted the M157 in it they wouldve done it "