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Old 11-30-2014, 10:35 AM   #11
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Here a few more pics, these were taken by the seller, I haven't had time yet to clean her up but these are my actual car.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:46 AM   #12
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Nice.

The transmission sounds like it behaves just like SMG in the e46m3.
I would say if there was a scale where SMG was a 1 and the DSG was a 4, this transmission would be a 3 in terms of smoothness and refinement.

In my experience with the E46 SMG which was MANY years ago was that it was clunky, it banged into gear and really was in need of some major refinement (I was not a fan) ... the R tronic is much smoother and feels much more refined though what I like is it still has the rawness to it so you would never mistake it for a regular automatic with a torque converter.

If you try to drive it like an automatic your not going to like it if you don't take you foot gently off the gas pedal during shifts because you will bob around but it is not a jerky feel, it is more of a delayed feel as the Automated clutch does it job.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:07 AM   #13
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So great. Congrats again!
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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Here a few more pics, these were taken by the seller, I haven't had time yet to clean her up but these are my actual car.
looks mint, congrats
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:38 PM   #15
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I recently test drove a b7 rs4. What a great v8 engine... Can only imagine it in a lighter, lower, much more rear-biased car.
Not to mention that the engine sound is behind your head!
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM   #16
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I would say if there was a scale where SMG was a 1 and the DSG was a 4, this transmission would be a 3 in terms of smoothness and refinement.

In my experience with the E46 SMG which was MANY years ago was that it was clunky, it banged into gear and really was in need of some major refinement (I was not a fan) ... the R tronic is much smoother and feels much more refined though what I like is it still has the rawness to it so you would never mistake it for a regular automatic with a torque converter.

If you try to drive it like an automatic your not going to like it if you don't take you foot gently off the gas pedal during shifts because you will bob around but it is not a jerky feel, it is more of a delayed feel as the Automated clutch does it job.
Yup, still sounds exactly the same.

My guess is you were just being hamfisted.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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Man, too freaking cool. Nice purchase!
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:58 AM   #18
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:18 PM   #19
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Awesome! You now own 2 of my current favorite sports cars.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:31 AM   #20
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Super congrats! The salesman suggested when we bought my wife's Q7 that they had the cheapest R8 in the country (lightly optioned). I didn't buy it.
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