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      03-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #23
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I dont know if i come too late, i have never drive a e60 M5 or M6 but i have read a lot of road test about them. The smg trans always get bad reviews from everyone who'd try it. The same criticts always comeback. This is why BMW came back later whit a 6MT at last. My choice for sure!


drive it and then post, dont take the words of some writers who didnt know how to drive it. There is nothing wrong with SMG, and as an owner, I think I have a bit to say as to this.
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100% all manual shifting. I will 100% confirm that the automated function is crap, I have never, ever used it more than once to just see it work. The car is a manual, just forget it has any auto mode and if you shift every time, you'll love it.
May as well have made them all manual then. Stupid.
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      03-05-2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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May as well have made them all manual then. Stupid.
Its as manual as F1 which its based on, the best transmission ive ever owned.
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Well I don't see myself buying it unless I can figure that out beforehand. Care to share your secrets?
Not really something you can teach, it's something you learn overtime how the car behaves. The way you ease up on the gas pedal, or prod it will initiate up/down shifts in auto-mode. Or accelerating then lightly easing up will initiate a shift. Again, you learn it over time an with experience it becomes second nature. It really is a remarkable system once you get in tune with it. In some ways, I feel more connected with a SMG than I do with a rubbery-feeling e90 manual.
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Its as manual as F1 which its based on, the best transmission ive ever owned.
Will you be removing your fenders and windshield to emulate F1 too? We get it, you like it, many of us who have driven SMG don't, even though some of us like dual clutch setups (and some don't). It's really that simple. Keep on enjoying it, it's rare to have a car you'll defend.
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Will you be removing your fenders and windshield to emulate F1 too? We get it, you like it, many of us who have driven SMG don't, even though some of us like dual clutch setups (and some don't). It's really that simple. Keep on enjoying it, it's rare to have a car you'll defend.


Im not defending anything as I have no need to. Im providing some context and experience from an actual owner, not as someone who had a test drive or two. I could care less what anyone else actually feels about SMG, I enjoy it and shall continue to
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I could care less what anyone else actually feels about SMG, I enjoy it and shall continue to
And that's what I was saying counts. Continue to enjoy.
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Upgrading to euro smg programing should give your smg new meaning
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Never had any problems with SMG in my E46 M for in town driving, recommend it be set on the faster shift settings though.
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I've driven E60 M5's before with SMG transmission and I noticed they were very jerky in automatic mode while driving around town. I found that if I manually shift via the paddles into first and second gear and then I shift it into automatic mode, it is much better in terms of jerkiness. After 2nd gear the car shifts just fine IMO so if you could, from a standstill just up-shift manually then flip it into automatic mode.
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