I was talking to my friend Jeremy about the new twin clutch BMW M DCT that will make it’s debut in the new BMW M3.

Jeremy:
So, now I’m wondering about this gearbox, how much does it weigh, particularly. It’s specifically labelled “M”. Does this mean there’ll be a plain ‘DCT’ for regular BMWs?

Paul:
Maybe.

Jeremy:
And I know DSG is heavy… so… how much heavier is this compared to the manual?

Paul:
The DSG is like 3 times heavier man.

Jeremy:
Yeah, that’s why I say I’ll buy manual if I buy a GTI or whatever, in any case DSG probably gets boring after a bit, initially damn syiok, but then…

Paul:
Dude, KL traffic is horrible

Jeremy:
Fair enough. Anyway, the M guys don’t compromise much on weight.

Paul:
To the extent of using midget-sized brakes.

Jeremy:
So… how light is this ‘box? And is this the end of SMG?

Paul:
Of course.

Jeremy:
And BMW’s use of the torque converter?

Paul:
1 clutch? Pfft. Next Lexus will come out with a 3 clutch gearbox.

Jeremy:
Hahahahaha!

Paul:
Then Mercedes Benz will come out with a 4 clutch, then Lexus responds with 5…

Jeremy:
I was thinking… one day will we have a gearbox with the same number of clutches as ratios muahaha!

Paul:
Instead of individual throttle bodies, we’ll have individual gear clutches

Jeremy:
Instant shiftdown from any gear to any gear. Yeah. That would be darn heavy.

Paul:
The gearbox would have to be towed behind the car like a caravan.

Jeremy:
For 50-50 weight distribution.