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BMWZ4RIDER 12-12-2012 02:48 PM

Z4 Launch Control
 
In fully reading the owners manual of my 2009 35i, this car has Launch Control. I always read about it in Road and Track and other mags for the super cars. I was very impressed the 35i Z has this feature. Who has used this feature on there cars? How impressive/un-beleiveable was the launch? Any experiences with this are appreciated.

danmiami 12-18-2012 04:36 AM

I have only watched YouTube videos of launch control and will so this in my 13 is when I get to the homestead speedway on one if their test & tune nights - maybe sometime in January or February. Plan to do two run - one without LC, one with - whenever it happens I will be certain to share.

BMWZ4RIDER 12-18-2012 09:57 AM

I cannot beleive that no one on this forum has ever used the LC on the Z. As I just got my car in Oct, I plan to give it a try, when I find a safe place to launch it. Let me know how your LC experience goes, I will be very interested.

BlueZ4AZ 12-18-2012 03:09 PM

Used it a few times. Car goes like a bat out of hell.

JavierBayArea 12-19-2012 01:30 PM

I have used launch control. and forgot to wear a seatbelt, here's the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLi_4E76Xms

BMWZ4RIDER 12-21-2012 05:43 AM

Thanx for posting this Great video. 140 mph plus. Fantastic. I can' wait to give LC a run.

danmiami 12-24-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JavierBayArea (Post 7260169)
I have used launch control. and forgot to wear a seatbelt, here's the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLi_4E76Xms

Nice... Can't wait till I do the track or get somewhere to do LC... My top speed was 157 on the autobahn http://youtu.be/etfWlV9uIG4

jcm12 12-24-2012 02:52 PM

157mph. Cool. This forum needs more threads like this.

BMWZ4RIDER 12-29-2012 11:57 AM

Fantastic
Was there more speed, if safety allowed, above the 157????

Great video. It seems the Z was very comfortable at speed?

danmiami 01-08-2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWZ4RIDER (Post 7277624)
Fantastic
Was there more speed, if safety allowed, above the 157????

Great video. It seems the Z was very comfortable at speed?

I would say - ABSO**%*%*INGLUTELY!! The only reason I let off the gas was the 2-lanes and the trucks... never know if someone is going to pop out in front from between the trucks... that would have been a bad day...

BMWZ4RIDER 01-08-2013 01:42 PM

I am so ready to put the Z to the launch test. I took customers to the BMW Performance Center and got to beat on the Z4, 650i, 750 IL, MX5, M3, 128 and M5 BUT never was allowed to launch a car.

airmarc 01-09-2013 06:55 AM

Does anyone know if this feature is available with the Automatic transmission with Steptronic? Or is it only with the DCT?

BMWZ4RIDER 01-11-2013 02:39 PM

According to the manual, the Launch control is only available with the DCT transmission.


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