Originally Posted by m630
But also understand that SMG is NOT an automated transmission, it is a Sequential MANUAL gearbox, and if you drive it as you would a traditional manual, you can achieve similar levels of feel and enjoyment.
If it wasn't automated then you would have to press a clutch pedal and select the next gear yourself. It absolutely is an automated manual transmission.
I agree when you change your driving style then the car performs better, but I still found it to be annoying around town and when parking.