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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 08-03-2011, 09:56 AM
BrooklynNY1015 BrooklynNY1015 is offline
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e92 M3 Launch control?

Is it true that after using LC 30 times, BMW voids your warranty, do they deem the car less reliable? that's some stuff I have been reading online and have been wondering. Revving to 1.5k rpms in the US doesn't seem like much but 3k+ in EU seems crazy. But anyway LC does strain the car bad correct?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:19 AM
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Where did you read that... I'm sure for them to do that it would be included in the car documentation terms & conditions.
Just call a few BMW service centers and ask them.

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:11 PM
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I'm calling on this. No offense to the OP but if this were the case, LC wouldn't be a feature of the car. It's not something someone figured out how to do and then went to facebook somewhere and posted the instruction. See below......page 64 of the manual. As a public service announcement these instruction are not totally correct.....ok back to my point.... Any grief you get from a dealership is all about that dealer not wanting to service your car. At that point you should find another service center....................Phil

Launch Control
Launch Control enables an optimum acceleration
when starting off on a road surface with
good traction.
Do not use Launch Control too often; otherwise,
the powerful stresses on the vehicle
will lead to premature component wear.<
Launch Control is available when the engine is
at operating temperature, i.e. after driving continuously
for approx. 6.2 miles/10 km.
1. With the engine running, step on the brake
with your left foot.
2. Activate Dynamic Traction Control (DTC),
refer to page 90.
3. Activate Driving dynamics control, refer to
page 62.
4. With the vehicle stationary, activate the
manual mode and select 1st gear.
5. With your right foot, push the accelerator
pedal past the resistance point. The engine
speed for pulling away is adjusted. A flag
symbol appears in the instrument cluster.
6. When you release the brake pedal, the vehicle
accelerates. Keep the accelerator pedal
floored.
7. The upshifting occurs automatically as long
as you keep the accelerator pedal pressed
past the resistance point.
Launch Control will be ready for use again after
you drive a certain distance.
Launch Control is not available for use during
the break-in phase, refer to page 126.
To maintain driving stability, keep DSC
activated whenever possible.<
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SSII DCT
Comp, Conv, Premium 2 Pkg
Heated Seats
Enhnd Prem Sound
BMW Edition Grills / Gills
BMW M Perf. Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Perf. Spoiler
BMW Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid Racing Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Racing Middle Exhaust Software
Dinan DCT Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
Dinan CH-R Wheels
Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
IND M5 Scheme Mirror Caps
Arkym Front Lip
Carbon Front Reflectors
Lux H8 V3
Brembo 365mm BBK

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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Nice picture. I especially like it because I am planning to order a 2012 in the Silverstone Metallic. Do you have any other pictures you might share to highlight the color for me? I would be most appreciative since I have yet to see the color in my area (Western NC).
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:08 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 650 Ryder View Post
I'm calling on this. No offense to the OP but if this were the case, LC wouldn't be a feature of the car. It's not something someone figured out how to do and then went to facebook somewhere and posted the instruction. See below......page 64 of the manual. As a public service announcement these instruction are not totally correct.....ok back to my point.... Any grief you get from a dealership is all about that dealer not wanting to service your car. At that point you should find another service center....................Phil

Launch Control
Launch Control enables an optimum acceleration
when starting off on a road surface with
good traction.
Do not use Launch Control too often; otherwise,
the powerful stresses on the vehicle
will lead to premature component wear.<
Launch Control is available when the engine is
at operating temperature, i.e. after driving continuously
for approx. 6.2 miles/10 km.
1. With the engine running, step on the brake
with your left foot.
2. Activate Dynamic Traction Control (DTC),
refer to page 90.
3. Activate Driving dynamics control, refer to
page 62.
4. With the vehicle stationary, activate the
manual mode and select 1st gear.
5. With your right foot, push the accelerator
pedal past the resistance point. The engine
speed for pulling away is adjusted. A flag
symbol appears in the instrument cluster.
6. When you release the brake pedal, the vehicle
accelerates. Keep the accelerator pedal
floored.
7. The upshifting occurs automatically as long
as you keep the accelerator pedal pressed
past the resistance point.
Launch Control will be ready for use again after
you drive a certain distance.
Launch Control is not available for use during
the break-in phase, refer to page 126.
To maintain driving stability, keep DSC
activated whenever possible.<
I've got 2300 miles on my car, would think my car is ready for launch control, but I can't get it to work. I've tried these instructions as well as those which suggest pushing forward on the shift cluster until the flag appears. No luck.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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Go here and search......these instruction aren't totally correct............Phil
http://www.m3post.com/forums/index.php
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Comp, Conv, Premium 2 Pkg
Heated Seats
Enhnd Prem Sound
BMW Edition Grills / Gills
BMW M Perf. Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Perf. Spoiler
BMW Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid Racing Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Racing Middle Exhaust Software
Dinan DCT Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
Dinan CH-R Wheels
Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
IND M5 Scheme Mirror Caps
Arkym Front Lip
Carbon Front Reflectors
Lux H8 V3
Brembo 365mm BBK
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:42 PM
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Okay, thx! Have you used LC much?
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