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This is a discussion on Starts Out Nice..then Goes All Wrong within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally posted by archiebrown I think a Step 330 means a semi automatic transmission. Some BMWs now, especially the M ...

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    Originally posted by archiebrown
    I think a Step 330 means a semi automatic transmission.
    Some BMWs now, especially the M series have a pre-emptive (or dual plate) clutch which guesses the gear you're about to select and gets ready to change for you. This means (according to my BMW fanatic of a mate) that when you actually change gears the cars auto-clutch changes gear in about 1/100th of a second. Not sure if the 330 uses this tho.
    You're talking about SMG tranny. -Very expensive

    Steptronic is basically an automatic that lets you manually chose the gears. -Not very expensive.
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    OK..some corrections,
    SMG (sequential manual gearbox) is available in the M3 only. The "pre-emptive" trany that ur reffering to is a new unit being offerd in select Audis and maybe some VWs. When the new TT3.2 comes out it will have that trany and its possible that it will be available in the R32 as well, same motor so...

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    Originally posted by STiPwrSlide
    when the new TT3.2 comes out
    wtf is that a cyborg or something?
    Last edited by TurboLobster; 03-24-2004 at 09:00 PM.

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