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      06-28-2020, 12:46 PM   #3
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Drives: 2013 LRP M3, 1988 E30 M3
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Originally Posted by IB M View Post
Cool car and spec. How do you like the SMG compared to the DCT in the lime rock park?
Thanks Man!

DCT is very quick and smooth compared to SMG and the downshifts are just amazing but having said that, anybody can drive a DCT car. It doesn't require any skills. You just have your foot planted on the gas and flip the paddles whereas, SMG is completely opposite. It is a true manual transmission. It behaves like one. It rolls down the hill just like a manual, you have to lift off to change gears just like a manual. Downshifts and rev-matching have to be mastered just like a manual. This is my 3rd SMG and I love the transmission. If you know how to drive it, it's a lot of fun. Auto mode in SMG is garbage. It's too slow and jerky but manual mode in high setting is fun.

I know a lot of people just won't even consider an SMG car but I have no issues buying one. I've had (4) E46 M3's and 3 out of 4 with SMG trans.
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88 E30 M3 AW/CR
02 E46 OG/CIN/SMG
02 E39 M5 CB/IR_Blk
13 E92 M3 LRP ZPP/ZCW/DCT