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Offline leburpor

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So Jit and I went for a run this morning through the usual route. Had a chance to try the launch control mode..all I can say is wow! So much quicker than the 550i.... :D



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Nice - how does it go? 

Of all the M5s I've been in I've never seen one use launch control.  I've seen an M3 from the outside a couple years ago, not a perfect launch, but pretty dam good mix of spin and traction.

edit: if we need to edumacate people I'm happy to document the next attempt. :)



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Come with me the next time I go out and you can experience it yerself..

It's quick and nearly neck breaking  :thumbsup:

Once the car is in LC mode, it revs up to 4000rpm then by releasing the gear stick the car just lurches forward with little traction loss. It then proceeds to up shift automatically...0-100 came veeeeryy quickly... :D



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Well, forget the neck-breaking stuff... btdt - but it sounds great for traffic light racing. :)



Offline leburpor

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traffic light racing? don't think so....i've seen too many close calls for me to participate in those anymore..



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traffic light racing? don't think so....i've seen too many close calls for me to participate in those anymore..

Yeah, I always remember goober's rule of traffic lights... "count to 3, then accelerate"



Offline leburpor

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Yeah, I always remember goober's rule of traffic lights... "count to 3, then accelerate"

3 secs after the light turns green?? mate, that's a loooong wait...I would have started tootin me horn if I was behind ya...



Offline mhh

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Come with me the next time I go out and you can experience it yerself..

It's quick and nearly neck breaking  :thumbsup:

Once the car is in LC mode, it revs up to 4000rpm then by releasing the gear stick the car just lurches forward with little traction loss. It then proceeds to up shift automatically...0-100 came veeeeryy quickly... :D

For a more impressive looking (if less effective) exit, put the car in S6 and just mash the accelerator as fast as you can.  The car will drop the clutch at around 6,000 rpm and will leave lovely long lines of black.  Using this method you need to be ready to grab each gear as it will hit the limiter if you aren't careful.



Offline mhh

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So Jit and I went for a run this morning through the usual route. Had a chance to try the launch control mode..all I can say is wow! So much quicker than the 550i.... :D

You'd better tell them over on the E60 Board again. :p

BTW, have you found m5Board.com yet?  It is an excellent forum.



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You'd better tell them over on the E60 Board again. :p

BTW, have you found m5Board.com yet?  It is an excellent forum.

yea, those 'other' 5 series owners...so protective arent they!

nope not yet. will check it out though.




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