BMW's SMG transmission is not ready
for prime time. When it works, it's
great fun. Unfortunately, it doesn't
like to go into gear when its cold,
cannot be worked by garage attendants,
and has died suddenly (resulting in a
tow)while cruising. Software upgrade
to the computer made the situation
worse. BMW has been disappointing in
Don't expect the customers of $60,000
cars to be beta testers.
BMW needs a great deal of work on
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