: How Much Would You Pay for a Dual Clutch Transmission?



SleepTight
07-29-10, 10:37 AM
There have been rumors since last year that GM would be bringing a dual clutch transmission to the Corvette and, possibly, the CTS-V in 2012

http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1026213_gm-planning-dual-clutch-gearbox-for-c7-corvette

The latest comparo reviews of the CTS-V Coupe vs. M3 and Audi RS5 have emphasized the need for the CTS-V to go to some kind of twin clutch manual/automatic if the CTS-V is to remain the class leader.

Let's sweeten the deal for the GM beancounters. How much would you be willing to pay for a 7-speed DCT option on the CTS-V? Remember, BMW's M Double Clutch Transmission is a $2900 option on the M3.

As for me, I bid $3,500 for a true DCT on the 2012 CTS-V so long as the tranny also comes with magnesium shift paddles on the steering column.

Domsz06
07-29-10, 10:42 AM
Are they really that much more expensive? I mean I have said I love my v, but if it were to come out with a DCT I'd get it. 3500 seems a bit steap, but 2-2500 for sure!

Heck I might even go have my z06 converted back from the 4L60E and have a DCT put into it.

SleepTight
07-29-10, 11:03 AM
Are they really that much more expensive? I mean I have said I love my v, but if it were to come out with a DCT I'd get it. 3500 seems a bit steap, but 2-2500 for sure!

Porsche gets $3,420 for its Doppelkupplung (PDK) . . . in 2010. :eek:

Club Malibu
07-29-10, 11:44 AM
I'd pay $10,000 extra for the third pedal. (the one you use with your left foot)

Domsz06
07-29-10, 12:52 PM
Porsche gets $3,420 for its Doppelkupplung (PDK) . . . in 2010. :eek:
but those are all german cars where everything is higher ;)

CIWS
07-29-10, 01:02 PM
Let's sweeten the deal for the GM beancounters. How much would you be willing to pay for a 7-speed DCT option on the CTS-V? Remember, BMW's M Double Clutch Transmission is a $2900 option on the M3.

The 6 speed non DBL clutch auto trans for the CTS-V already costs the owner 2600.00 (1300.00 trans + 1300.00 added gas guzzler tax) So an extra 300.00 to be on par with the competition's price ?

asabase
07-29-10, 01:36 PM
Does GM even know how to make a dual clutch? They've been stuck making hydramatics forever. :)

mugatu22
07-29-10, 01:44 PM
The latest comparo reviews of the CTS-V Coupe vs. M3 and Audi RS5 have emphasized the need for the CTS-V to go to some kind of twin clutch manual/automatic if the CTS-V is to become the class leader.

I fixed your post for you :o Btw great question. I'd pay $3k for a DCT option on this car. At $70k, why not go all the way and engineer the car properly.


Does GM even know how to make a dual clutch? They've been stuck making hydramatics forever. :)

+1

Though most high quality transmissions are sourced already from...guess where...Germany. Getrag was founded in Germany and installed in GMs already. They'd be smart to just pay someone to build a proper DCT for them and bring it over for install.

trans_lux
07-29-10, 02:40 PM
Nothing-I can't stand them, well except for the one in the Scuderia.

4gear70
07-29-10, 02:41 PM
I'd pay $10,000 extra for the third pedal. (the one you use with your left foot)

:thumbsup:

Hogg
07-29-10, 07:55 PM
The 2012 GMC Granite will feature a 6 speed dual clutch trans.

peace
Hog

shchow
07-29-10, 09:26 PM
I'd pay up to an extra 5k for the CTS-V if a DCT/PDK type of tranny was an option.
But I wouldn't buy it the first year that it's available.
I remember the Red Cog of Death (RCOD) very well in my SMG equipped 6 series when it first came out...

V&Vette
07-29-10, 09:33 PM
I couldn't care less what the price would be. Sign me up. They should offer a conversion as well for anyone who wants to switch. Courtesy of the "new gm".

GMX322V S/C
07-29-10, 10:52 PM
Does GM even know how to make a dual clutch? They've been stuck making hydramatics forever. :)I heard Saab was the lead division on GM's DCT work and when Saab got sold to Spyker, the tech went with it.

mugatu22
07-30-10, 12:21 AM
The 2012 GMC Granite will feature a 6 speed dual clutch trans.

peace
Hog

Speaking of...does anyone think this vehicle is attractive?

http://www.cafi.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gmc-granite-concept.jpg

Looks kinda like one of these...

http://civilclothing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/qbert_regex_16.png

dvandentop
07-30-10, 12:58 AM
i wouldnt pay extra

cts-vv
07-30-10, 02:02 AM
i will pay for anything will make my car faster in stock form !!! //

dpchamp87
07-30-10, 10:56 AM
Nothing/zero/nada. I too would pay $10k extra for the left foot pedal.

ericpd
08-01-10, 03:50 AM
I fixed your post for you :o Btw great question. I'd pay $3k for a DCT option on this car. At $70k, why not go all the way and engineer the car properly.

He had it right,... you just screwed it up! Why are you tryin' so hard to dig into everyone here?

Tony407
08-01-10, 06:22 PM
I could really care less. The auto tranny absolutely sucked in stock form. The $400 Wait4Me tune fixed that just fine.

Of course, I've never owned a dual-clutch auto so I don't know what I'm missing. But if I would have wanted one in the first place I obviously wouldn't have purchased the V.

Tony

Domsz06
08-03-10, 10:10 AM
I want a DCT so bad. I miss banging the gears. The DCT is just as close as you can get IMO.

Domsz06
08-06-10, 04:41 PM
well it looks like your wishes may come true. If they make a dct for the vette, you know it will come to caddy

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2010/08/gms-mid-engined-corvette-plans-confirmed-by-saab-engineer.html