Smoothness with the throttle pedal is the name of the game with SMG.
We can debate endlessly about whether SMG == manual (and we have!), but it is most definitely not an automatic transmission. Don't expect it to behave like one.
2008 135i Alpine White Sport|NAV/iDrive|HDRadio|BT|Step (WAF)
2005 ///M3 Silver Gray PCD 25 May 2005 Traded in 26 Mar 2008.
1993 325i 5MT|H&R Sports|Bilstein HD|RD Sport Sways|Mille Miglia MM-IIs w/ 225/50-16 Bridgestone RE750s|UUC StrutBarbarian|JC Chip & CAI|M3 cat-back|UUC Clutch Stop|Alpine HU & changer|Boston Acoustics 6.53 Pro|2 x JLAudio 10W0 subs|Xtant amps Hit 9 Jun 2006. R.I.P. Donated to charity 5 Jul 2006.
2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L Silver Pearl