Does DSG give you the kick in back when you upshift like SMG? That is the feeling I love about SMG and would hope it isn't lost with DSG. Also, I have heard that the down shift is considerably slower (probably already mentioned) is this true? What I am hearing is smoothness in Auto mode is only real advantage? SMG Auto mode is really really bad, unless you put it in sport and then set it on 3 of 6 in th aggressiveness meter and then it is slightly tolerable. My M roadster is, of course, manual so I am not that interested in having M3 maual as I prefer to mix it up. I hope to not be dissapointed. If so I'll go by a clean E46 M3 SMG for 1/2 the price.