The SMG is the most sophisticated transmission. You can drive the car manually or you can let the car shifts by itself. If you drive the car manually, you need to push the shifter to the A position and than you can change gears with the paddle shifters or with the regular shifter. It's like driving the car manually but without a clutch. In order for her to drive the car automatically, she needs to push the regular shifter to the S position. The car will shift by itself, she only has to hit the gaz and brakes. The car will shift by itself and will do the job for her.Remember the smg is not an automatic transmission, the car will shift gear by itself, so it will change from the 1, to the 2nd, third and up to the sixth gear. Let her test drive the car first, she might not like the way the car shifts. If she likes the car, get her a 2005 m3 csl(competition package). It's the best m3 out there, it has a different suspension, and more hp. They are hard to find, make sure you buy one with less than 50k.
Last edited by M3for life; 07-19-2011 at 08:44 PM.