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Old 12-12-2012, 03:48 PM
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:36 AM
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:57 AM
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:09 PM
BlueZ4AZ BlueZ4AZ is offline
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Used it a few times. Car goes like a bat out of hell.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:30 PM
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I have used launch control. and forgot to wear a seatbelt, here's the video.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:43 AM
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Thanx for posting this Great video. 140 mph plus. Fantastic. I can' wait to give LC a run.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:44 PM
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I have used launch control. and forgot to wear a seatbelt, here's the video.

Nice... Can't wait till I do the track or get somewhere to do LC... My top speed was 157 on the autobahn
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:52 PM
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157mph. Cool. This forum needs more threads like this.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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Fantastic
Was there more speed, if safety allowed, above the 157????

Great video. It seems the Z was very comfortable at speed?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:05 AM
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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...
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:42 PM
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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.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:55 AM
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Does anyone know if this feature is available with the Automatic transmission with Steptronic? Or is it only with the DCT?
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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According to the manual, the Launch control is only available with the DCT transmission.
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