• 335i versus M3 round 4,982 - DCT M3 with Dinan tune versus 6-speed manual FBO (full bolt on) 335i with meth from a roll

      Here is yet another chapter in the 335 versus M3 saga. In this video the 335 comes out on top although it takes a little while for the 6-speed manual car to overcome the DCT (dual clutch transmission) shift speed advantage. The M3 only has a Dinan tune which in all honesty is just about the weakest tune for an M3 money can buy. Along with no other supporting modifications, it is not surprising at all to see the 335 with full bolt ons and meth injection pull up top as it should.


      The video does a good job showing how much shift speed matters especially depending on starting speed. The lower the starting speed and the more gears the 335 needs to row, the more the advantage for the DCT M3. The 335 shows its greater horsepower once in the higher gears where less shifting and more time in gear takes place.

      The DCT M3 needs a more aggressive tune, pulley, scoops, and exhaust to alter this outcome. Regardless, enjoy the video below courtesy of BimmerBoost member @WNF_335i

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 335i versus M3 round 4,982 - DCT M3 with Dinan tune versus 6-speed manual FBO (full bolt on) 335i with meth from a roll started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 27 Comments
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        dct keeps the m3 in the race.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        dct keeps the m3 in the race.
        That it does.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Surprising, considering the mods the M3 should have been obliterated not just crushed, the DCT makes a huge difference.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        335i 6AT with Alpina flash would make things alot clearer.
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge
      1. N54CHICK<3's Avatar
        N54CHICK<3 -
        6mt 335 for the win!!
      1. stangorang's Avatar
        stangorang -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        335i 6AT with Alpina flash would make things alot clearer.
        Alpina flash does nothing for speed. At least nobody has proven that it does at this point.
      1. WNF_335i's Avatar
        WNF_335i -
        agree that would be a nice comparison
      1. WNF_335i's Avatar
        WNF_335i -
        nothing for speed yes, but shifts pretty fast making it a better challenge for a dct fbo m3
      1. zeenon53's Avatar
        zeenon53 -
        The alpina flash isn't even close to the DCT. I always thought it was but my car was just at the dealership for a few days and they gave me a 335is loaner. I was amazed by the difference between DCT and my alpina auto. Still a night and day difference. Almost the same as alpina vs stock.
      1. stangorang's Avatar
        stangorang -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WNF_335i Click here to enlarge
        nothing for speed yes, but shifts pretty fast making it a better challenge for a dct fbo m3
        If nothing for speed then how does it make for a better challenge. Simply put, the Alpina flash has not been proven to be better in either a 1/4 mile race or a roll race. The outcome would be the same with a stock tranny flash.
      1. GetSomeE92's Avatar
        GetSomeE92 -
        The DCT in the M3 is in another league compared to the AT available in the 335i. I never realized how fast that transmission was until I drove one. From the videos I've seen of the Alpina transmission flash, it wouldn't have made any difference.
      1. sammy_0559's Avatar
        sammy_0559 -
        335i versus M3 round 4,983
        Flame blanket on but this was me vs my buddys m3 DCT...

        I had auto W Level 10 VB and TQ verter. i wasnt on meth on this one because my FSB was toast, and was on a higher concentration of 93 lol i was 500lbs heaver too haha

      1. sammy_0559's Avatar
        sammy_0559 -
        The m3 was stock tho.. LOL
      1. gzim335's Avatar
        gzim335 -
        On the way to mpact I pulled on a ess stage 1 m3 stick shift he had no back seats n recaro seats but had a passenger, my car is a e90 at 335 fbo n meth plus bb e85 flash
        40-130about two cars
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gzim335 Click here to enlarge
        On the way to mpact I pulled on a ess stage 1 m3 stick shift he had no back seats n recaro seats but had a passenger, my car is a e90 at 335 fbo n meth plus bb e85 flash
        40-130about two cars
        They say video or it never happened...
      1. gzim335's Avatar
        gzim335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They say video or it never happened...
        sorry no video of that race but heres one on map 5
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gzim335 Click here to enlarge
        sorry no video of that race but heres one on map 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_QOu-EGdV0
        That's a bolt on M3. An SC'd one should DESTROY you.
      1. gzim335's Avatar
        gzim335 -
        Not with 5 psi of boost and stick shift non intercooled too
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gzim335 Click here to enlarge
        Not with 5 psi of boost and stick shift non intercooled too
        Still should beat you even with a super weak kit.