Originally Posted by M3 Pilot
I thought the autobox on the C63 was pretty well set up. I test drove a friend's C63 at the skidpan and the shifts gives a sporty feeling.
Unlike the normal sedate ATs, in the C63, every upshifts you can feel this power surge which some people dislike, but I actually thought pretty much replicates the DCT S6 sensation.
Since this is my first AMG (again former E46 M3 owner) after reading through the MB forums I discovered how most guys were setting the trans for these "high speed Mexico" encounters. Again, if you just mash the pedal in sport mode you will have to wait for the trans to down shift to a low gear (not necessarily the lowest and most ideal) especially when your ready to run.
From my previous po,st placing the car in sport mode then downshifting to the lowest gear possible is the best scenario to launch these cars.