Originally Posted by heezyo2o
BMW can design a "DSG" type gearbox any way they like, but when we talk of DSG, we talk about it in it's current design as we know it.
And sure SMG kicks down to a lower gear....if you're in auto mode. If you're in manual mode however, you can stomp on the gas and remain in the current gear. You've driven a SMG car, yes?
Firstly, yes I owned an E46 M3 with SMG II for three years. I'm afraid you are very much mistaken when it comes to how SMG works in manual mode. If you are in 3rd gear for example, in manual mode, and you stomp on the throttle and the software detects you should really be in 2nd, then it will change down for you.