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View Poll Results: Would you buy the 1M if it only offered M-DCT and no Manual?
YES - I want the car no matter what 24 25.53%
YES - I want M-DCT anyway 32 34.04%
NO - I will only buy the 1M if a manual is offered 38 40.43%
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      08-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Post The ultimate 1M transmission poll 2

Would you buy this car if the only transmission option is M_DCT and no Manual is available?




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For anyone who is getting caught up on 1M news - this poll is for a laugh only, the 1M is almost certainly going to be a 6 speed manual on release.




Bit of a piss-take on the earlier thread, but will be interesting to see how this one turns out and what sort of assumptions we can make about the value of a car aside from it's transmission.

Not that it counts for much, but I love manual driving - that said, it's the Only thing I know. Would I buy the 1M if it had flappy paddles on it only - yes I would, at the drop of a hat. Maybe I'd regret it later, maybe I'd grow to love flappy paddles - but I would still buy the 1M.
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Interestingly, on the 2011 135, the manual gets better fuel economy. According to www.fueleconomy.gov, which reflects official EPA numbers, the manual gets 20 city/28 hwy, while the DCT gets 18 city/25 hwy. I was shocked when I saw that. Any idea why the 7sp DCT is less fuel efficient than the 6mt, at least on the EPA tests?
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Would you buy this car if the only transmission option is M_DCT and no Manual is available?
Cars that don't offer a manual gearbox simply aren't up for consideration under any circumstances in my book.

Both options should be there for those who want them.
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      08-29-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
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Cars that don't offer a manual gearbox simply aren't up for consideration under any circumstances in my book.

Both options should be there for those who want them.
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I like the idea of an M-DCT, but if it only came with a manual would only be bringing M back to its roots, which is what I think the 1 M Coupe is all about, minus the fact that it is most definitely going to be a forced induction motor, I think a supercharged 3.0L would have personally been more interesting. I don't know how to drive manual, except for a few days driving Mercedes buses out in Afghanistan, but I tell you what, I wanted to drive manual now after that little experience and though it would be hard, I'd learn to drive it if it were the only option for the 1M Coupe, or current E9X M3s.
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Cars that don't offer a manual gearbox simply aren't up for consideration under any circumstances in my book.

Both options should be there for those who want them.
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i want the fastest car so if the DCT can provide that I'm all for it. The Porsche PDK is amazing!
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