2003 BMW M3 Consumer Review: M-3 smg is slug

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M-3 smg is slug
By john d on


2003 BMW M3 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Car with SMG is a slug from standing
start. Leaves line at 900 rpm to low
for performance. Bogs and cannot spin
tires until it gets RPM up, cannot be
considered high performance. Other
owners report same lack of starting
line power with SMG. Car has terrible
ride with 19" wheels seems like solid
tires on smallest crack in pavement.
Car doors are very hard to open, latch
snaps back if not fully depressed.
Saleslady though SMG was an automatic
with manual shift, did not know what a
Getdrag was. Very disappointed in BMW
and dealer. Traded car at one month and
800 miles for C5 Corvette convert, very
happy with Vette lots of power at any

Best Features

automatic top

Worst Features

Donot use SMG on a car this heavy, fix doors, get different tire and wheels for better ride, train sales staff
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