I have a MT and on summer tires with 30 degrees temps I don't have a whole lot of traction. First gear is almost useless, I should have short shifted to 2nd. It still would have been tough though against AWD and launch control. I told the girl I would post her pic on a BMW site and give her free advertising (she's based out of Long Island, NY).My coworker said she will wash my car in a bikini for $50, spring can't come fast enough!!!