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Old 04-04-2013, 11:32 PM
kronik69 kronik69 is offline
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SMG gearbox setting

Hi all, Im new here and recently got my M3.

My wife drives my car and she prefers the automatic setting to be in 1 bar as it is very smooth. When she switches on the car and shift the gear from 0 to Automatic. I notice that the setting is in 3 bars. So before she moves off, she'll switch it to 1 bar as the drive is smoother for her. Once the car is switched off and switched on again, the setting is back to 3 bars. Is there anyway or any setting I can do to maintain it in 1 or do I have to always keep switching it from 3 to 1 for her?

Appreciate the help from fellow m3ians here.

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:58 AM
AshFrost AshFrost is offline
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Mein Auto: E46 M3 2003
SMG gearbox setting

I have the same issue and share my 2003 M3 with my wife. She drives in full auto and I think it defaults to the 3 bars. I usually drive in the "manual" setting at 4 bars and if in traffic drop it down to 2 or 3. I think it's an awesome gearbox, extremely adaptable. Every now and then you must turn off the DSC and go to 6 bars and turn on the sports button. That's what this car was made for.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:35 PM
lenardbjr lenardbjr is offline
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i thought 1 bar in the auto mode was the snow mode??
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