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Old 05-06-2017, 08:23 PM
rabnestic rabnestic is offline
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I am late to this post, however, I agree with many points made her over the years. I just purchased a 2010 M6 Convertible with 38k on it. The shifting was a initially hard to get used to and I found myself seeking insight from bimmerfest (which is why I'm on this thread). I stay in D3 and P400 most of the time and kick it to P500 when I'm ready to let her rip. I agree that letting my foot ease up a hair over 3000 rpm, induces a shift. It is subtle, but makes the drive enjoyable when going on short day trips or daily drive use. I've quickly grown to love this beast!
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:35 AM
mcwoods mcwoods is offline
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After using my 2010 E60 M5 as a daily driver for several years, I'll update my post from back in this thread.

If you really want an "auto"mode, follow my prior advice - it's still spot on.

For myself, I've come to realize that the SMG is truly a Manual transmission - and simply shift it myself. All the time.

Now the car truly shines - it does what I tell it, when I want it, not what the computer wants.

It takes a few days to get the habit going, then you stop thinking about it, it becomes second nature, and your love of your M5 will increase dramatically.

Shift it yourself, love the ride!
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