[BiturboS4] OT for BT - new S4 and S4 Avant announced

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Sun Dec 22 11:12:22 EST 2002

Kjos' writes:
> I offer some facts I have read in The Roundel (BMW's monthly pub):
> 1. SMG II equipped cars ALWAYS outperform 6-speeds.
> 2. SMG II equipped cars are easier on driveline components, thus creating a
> more reliable car.

I wouldn't jump so fast at that conclusion...  SMG may make an ordinary
person achieve better performance, but in experienced hands it is
not necessarily better.  European car magazine recently did a BMW E46 M3
comparo between the standard and SMG versions and found that the standard
was faster in certain circumstances.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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