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Old 07-22-2011, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DSQ View Post
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?
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.

I really only use auto mode when I am in stop and go driving and enjoying my morning coffee.


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