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| Originally posted by Slvr e39@Dec 7 2004, 06:19 PM |
sorry to let you know this buddy, but that is normal, my Dad's 03' M3 with SMGII does the same thing and I have heard others with the same story. However, it is not totally because the engine is too powerful (only partially the problem) if you notice, it happens when it is downshifting into first and you press on the gas before it has completely downshifted.
As for the jerky downshifts, it is supposed to add enough gas on the downshifts to make it smooth on its own but sometimes I even tap the gas when I downshift to make it more smooth and so I have my foot ready on the gas while going into a turn after a downshift. Although, it could also be driver error if you are downshifting to too low of a gear at too high of a speed...SMG doesn't stop you from doing much, as it is a manual transmission and they wanted the driver to have as much control as possible
Hope that helps, let me know if you have more questions because I have done some reasearch on this topic
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| Originally posted by graffarid@Dec 7 2004, 03:32 PM |
I have a 2004 M3 with SMG, I have about 10k miles on it I just purchased it from a dealer. I have never had SMG gearbox before and was thinking that the jerking problem usually when you take off (feels like you release your clutch too fast if you are driving manual). But after I test drove brand new 2005 M3 with SMG I didn't notice this problem. I took this car to the BMW center and they are claming that car drives fine and that jerking is normal for SMG because the engine is too powerful.
Another issue I have is something downshifting shakes the car and doesn't downshift as smooth as it should.
Anyone here had the same problem? Or knows what could be causing this?
| Originally posted by BMWLotAttendant@Dec 8 2004, 12:26 AM |
Oh good...I thought it was something I was doing...while driving around the lot. I wouldn't go that fast....maybe shift from 1st to 2nd...and when slowing down...I'd jerk a couple times...and then once acclerate...it would go away....
Thanks for the clarification...
My manager doesn't think I know how to drive SMG...pshhhhh whatever.
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