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Old 12-06-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Talking test drive a 545I

My buddy is going to let me drive is new 545I with the SMG tomorrow. How does this work? do I just go by the revs and push the + button to change gears and the - to gear down. I assume it will not be difficult. I am a little nervous it being someone elses car and snow/slush on the roads.
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Old 12-06-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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My buddy is going to let me drive is new 545I with the SMG tomorrow. How does this work? do I just go by the revs and push the + button to change gears and the - to gear down. I assume it will not be difficult. I am a little nervous it being someone elses car and snow/slush on the roads.

Whatever you do, for god sakes floor it, and apply the handbrake at every possible turn.



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Old 12-06-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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lol will do !
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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My buddy is going to let me drive is new 545I with the SMG tomorrow. How does this work? do I just go by the revs and push the + button to change gears and the - to gear down. I assume it will not be difficult. I am a little nervous it being someone elses car and snow/slush on the roads.
That's basically it.

Get used to it before you start pushing it, because it is a little different and you'll be looking at the dash a lot for the first part. You'll feel the gas is touchy and remember it's exactly like manual, you will roll back and you can blow up the engine/tranny.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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remember it's exactly like manual, you will roll back and you can blow up the engine/tranny.

Nice . . . . don't blow it up dude . . .
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Old 12-06-2004, 05:01 PM   #6
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same as tiptronic.
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:40 PM   #7
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same as tiptronic.
Ummm, no it is not.


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You can just set it to Automatic mode and not worry about switching gears....
Do you wish you could do that in your M5?

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Old 12-08-2004, 12:07 AM   #8
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Do you wish you could do that in your M5?
Only when im in heavy traffic...
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:00 AM   #9
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same as tiptronic.
No it's not.

If you dont' know the diff between SMG and tiptronic yet, well.......
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No it's not.

If you dont' know the diff between SMG and tiptronic yet, well.......


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No it's not.

If you dont' know the diff between SMG and tiptronic yet, well.......
i guess he meant operational wise, it's the same as manual mode in most automatic transmissions. and i think to some extent, it is.

and this is especially true on the SSG (or the "SMG" on non-M model).
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No it's not.

If you dont' know the diff between SMG and tiptronic yet, well.......
Yeah SMG has a clutch and all this BS but still it's pretty much the same...
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My buddy is going to let me drive is new 545I with the SMG tomorrow. How does this work? do I just go by the revs and push the + button to change gears and the - to gear down. I assume it will not be difficult. I am a little nervous it being someone elses car and snow/slush on the roads.
You can just set it to Automatic mode and not worry about switching gears....
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:15 PM   #14
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You can just set it to Automatic mode and not worry about switching gears....
and eventually fall asleep
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and eventually fall asleep
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