Is your M3 a stick or the seq gearbox??? Im looking to buy one for the wife ( motorwerks has a silver convert with the seq gear box). she cant drive stick, and i have questions about how the other one works.
TZDeSioux said:completely different than the standard auto or manumatic or tiptronic or whatever you want to call it. All those transmission are in reality 100% automatic since it has a torque converter. Take your foot of the brake and you roll forward. SMGII(which is currently only offered in the M3) has a real manual transmission with a clutch that is hydraullically actuated. So if you take your foot off the brake on a incline.. the car rolls back. Take your foot of the brake at a stop sign, your car stays still. Closest thing to an F1 transmission. It shifts even faster and with less lag than the Ferrari F1 transmission.
Excellent news, there is an auto mode on it. fairly responsive in auto? we will leave the seq gear box for me!!:thumbsup :laughing :laughing :laughingTZDeSioux said:Jim... it's really simple to use once you learn all its little quirks. If you put it in automatic mode, it will shift up and down all by itself and you can control what rpm it shifts at by A1-A5 settings. It doesn't shift smooth like an automatic. It's actually fairly jerky. In sequential mode. You have 6 settings. S1-S6. S6 is basically sport mode on with a traction control turned off. It takes some time to actually get used to the SMG as you will buck the car back and forth quite violently if you are not smooth with the throttle just like a 6 speed. I taught my wife out to drive it and after that day, she never drove it again.
04 i havent pulled the trigger because ive seen in some mags that there is a big change coming for 05, but i cant confirm that, have you heard anything?TZDeSioux said:yeah.. put it in A5 and the fucking thing moves out man. You'll love it. What year is the one you're looking at?
well thats what i thought too, you cant abandon the M3 name.TZDeSioux said:Yeah M4 is what I heard too but you think BMW would move away from brand recognition like the M3 has?