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When I first got the Beast, it was the gear lever to shift all the time. But after I saw a M5 review by Tiff, I noticed he only used the paddles and he mentioned just feels and drives like F1. I gave it a try and have only gone back to lever from paddles on rare occasions.
Side note: BMW said the concept for SMG gear shifting via paddles was more attention given to drivng and keeping both hands on the steering wheel for better car control (ie: when making turns especially).
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Last edited by canysmc; 4th December 2006 at 06:16 PM.