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Old 03-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #11
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The DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) upshifts and downshifts by engaging/disengaging the 2 (dry) clutches.
The actual gear changing is normally done well before the clutches engage/disengage.
I know but maybe the forks take longer to select gears maybe delaying the clutch. But you are right since its slow from 1st to 2nd as well (both already selected). I guess maybe the eletric motor gets stiffer while really cold.
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I think slightly slower shifting in cold has been true with every automatic I have had.

Just needs to warm up a bit.

When its really cold I take it easy, feeling (right or wrong) like I need to ease my car into it, like easing my body into running in the cold. I don't even turn the speakers on until its warm inside because (again, right or wrong) I think the cones are more brittle in the cold, too.
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Hi folks,

Remember, if you're concerned, you can always bring this up to your dealer the next time you stop by. They'll be able to determine if your vehicle is behaving normally.

Stay warm!

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