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      06-13-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
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Will a SMG/SSG version be offered?

Hello guys,

Just wondering if a SMG/SSG version of the E90 is in the pipeline or when is it due.

Sorry if this is a re-post.

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      06-13-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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I heard SMG (not like the M versions) can be ordered from 9-2005.


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      06-13-2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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I heard SMG(not like the M versions) can be ordered from 9-2005.



I ordered mine with it
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      06-13-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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What's SMG?
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      06-13-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Looks something like the pic below:

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      06-13-2005, 11:54 AM   #6
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... a thing of beauty, it is.
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      06-13-2005, 01:08 PM   #7
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Here's a pic of it in a spied E90 with sports aero kit. Paddles!!




And here's the original thread:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738
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      06-13-2005, 09:49 PM   #8
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When I first read about SMG. I thought it was definitely for me. I was even going to wait to get an E90 with it. Then I drove an E46 with SMG and was very disappointed.

I thought great, an automatic mode for my wife, and a manual mode for me. No torque converter. Yeah! Then I drove it. The automatic mode is terrible in the first few gears. Someone compared it to riding with a novice stick driver. Its intolerably lurchy. You need to sort of anticipate when the gear shifts are coming and lift off the accelerator to get any smoothness in the lower gears. And even then it still feels clunky. If I had an SMG I would never use it in auto mode.

As a manual it was okay, though I felt akward using it. I'm sure I could get used to it, but I couldn't help feeling that I would just prefer a stick shift. Unfortunately I didn't get to try any good high RPM shifts which is where it is really supposed to shine.

This is just my opinion. Some folks swear by the SMG. The bottom line though is definitely find some sort of BMW with SMG and try it before your order one on an E90.

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      06-13-2005, 10:50 PM   #9
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Hi Collin, Thats exactly what I need to do first. The problem is that there are too few e46 SSG/SMGs around where I live. I have been looking at the classifieds and no one seems to be selling 1 over the last 6 weeks. I have read about the unusaul character of the gearbox and will seriously consider if I need it at all. I am really torn between the steptronic and manual. I thot I'd go in the middle and get the SMG/SSG!

Thanks to Terps too for that valuable link.

Big thanks to e90Fanatic for answering all my PMs.
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No problem man. I was also split between Auto and Manual. That's why I chose SMG. It's is a little bit jerky (I drove the SMG in the e46) but that's how it feels when the gearbox changes gears fast (similar to a power shift)....I just hope they have offered DSG instead....fast and SMOOTH!!! Oh well...SMG is good enuff!
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