In Reply to: Yes, E36 times posted by robbo on July 28, 2000 at 04:03:36:
The times are 0-100km/h (0-62 mph) and are therefore slower.
Manual best 5.6
The E36 SMG is a complete DOG.
The only advantage is for heavy city stop/start type traffic, where you dont have to clutch.
The system is notoriously unreliable. A friend of mine had an M3 SMG that had nearly 50% of its time in the workshop for 3 months. In the end BMW swapped the car for a 540 to keep him happy.
A significant improvement would be required on the E46 to make it worthwile.