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      07-24-2007, 09:43 PM   #1

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SMG info on '04 or newer M3

I am looking into purchasing a 2004 or so M3 and have some questions concerning the SMG. I have owned a 2002 325ci since new (Premium , Sport, 5sp) and installed an ASA Supercharger too boost it up a little. It now has 107k miles on it and I am thinking of buying a slightly newer M3 and perhaps enjoy the higher revs that I long for. I have driven an M5 w/ SMG III, but can anyone tell me if the SMG II is enjoyable and are shifts quick? If not, I will go with another manual transmission. Thanks for your help!
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The shifts are the same speed in the SMG II. Granted, the SMG III has one more gear, 80 millisecond shifts can also be achieved with the e46 M3. I have had two e46 M3s, both with SMG and they were fantastic. Lightning fast response and launch control too, it's the best.
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