The SMG2 in automatic mode is barely passable as an automatic. It is better to view the SMG2 as a clutchless MT. The driver decides when to change gears and the SMG simply executes the sequence of clutch in / change gear / clutch out. The main driver intervention during this sequence is lifting off the gas and rev matching.
Originally Posted by DSQ
Sorry, I can't help but I do have a question for you. Considering an 05 M3 for my wife (she's driving a 535 now) but she won't drive a manual car. Do you have to shift the M3's smg or will it auto shift?
I really only use auto mode when I am in stop and go driving and enjoying my morning coffee.
2004 e83 3.0, 2003.5 e46 M3 Cic, 2008 e9x 335xia, 2008 Sienna XLE Limted AWD
Gone: 2006 B7 A4, 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L RES