Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Erie, Colorado
Car Year & Model: 2015 GLA45 AMG 24k miles
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This is not a "regular" automatic tranny folks. It uses a dual clutch automatic, and AMG spices that up with speedshift tech to enhance the performance more. A DCT is basically a high performance automatic born from racing. There is no torque convertor if you have heard of that auto tranny part. Torque convertor is a squished "baloon" metal piece filled with fluid. It is a slush box, and helps make the gear changes smooth....and sloppy and super slow in most autos. Which is why manual trannies are faster. However the DCT (Porsche PDK) is an auto that is a manual tranny since it uses dual clutches in place of the sloppy torque convertor (but there is also no need for a clutch pedal like a manual). At least in the MB, it may be a bit awkward feeling at times, you should consider what I write above as to why this is. And when you go to just get a quick "tranny flush" for that matter, maybe this needs a little more attention, since it's a high performance unit, also incorporating the front differential within the tranny. It's pretty light, compact, and yet still able to delivery all this HP to front and rear wheels while maintaining reliability. Take care of it!
heavily modified 1995 Ford Bronco. SOLD to friend, to move to GLA 45.
Fun car for wife and I, 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe, #492 of 1266 made. 2.0T with 290HP/325 lb/ft.
Wife's DD is a 2019 Volvo XC40 Rtype.
Last edited by Shadofax; 10-06-2019 at 12:41 AM.