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Old 09-25-2012, 04:50 AM
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Hey Everyone i just got my 2012 BMW 550i M Sport and i am loving every second of it i was very impressed and surprised with the power of it i was not expecting it at all i just figured out how to do launch control and everything else your guys's form really helped me i just had a few questions if you dont mind answering them right now my car is bone stock with 5500 miles i recently went to las vegas speedway ( witch is a slow track ) and did a 12'900 W launch control 13'000 without i was wondering if any other 550i owners have seen the numbers on there cars also i was wanting some feedback on that Also whenever i burn a CD and pop one in the car it will never give me a name or title just says track 1 track 2 etc etc is there anyway i could fix that Hoping to hear some responses from you guys
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:44 AM
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How are you doing launch control?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 AM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is launch control? Thanks?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:37 PM
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How are you doing launch control?
Put the car in sport + then hold the traction control down untill dsc is completely off put the gear lever in sport mode hold on the gas and brake all the way down
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is launch control? Thanks?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_control_(automotive)
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:45 PM
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Congrats on your new fiver.

12.9 secs sounds really good for a stock 550. The car mags have recorded 13.1-13.4 secs. Do have your other details: 60ft time, trap speed, race weight?

As far as the CD, I can't help you, since in a year and a half of ownership I still haven't used a CD yet.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:31 PM
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Regarding the CD, it all depends on how you burn it. If you burn it as MP3 data disc, or even better, use a USB stick, it will show the names of the songs and album art, if the MP3 tags are correct.

The feature with seeing burned CD information has to do with a little used part of the CD spec called CD-Text. This embeds the name of the song in the CD in some way that players so equipped can read them. The burning software needs to support that feature. I don't think iTunes or the Windows Disc Burner do. I know that Roxio did, if they even make the software anymore. Just use MP3 on a USB stick. Much more capacity and ease of use.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:47 PM
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Congrats on your new fiver.

12.9 secs sounds really good for a stock 550. The car mags have recorded 13.1-13.4 secs. Do have your other details: 60ft time, trap speed, race weight?

As far as the CD, I can't help you, since in a year and a half of ownership I still haven't used a CD yet.

60FT Time was 2'1

Trap Speed Was 109

1/8 Was 8.482
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60FT Time was 2'1

Trap Speed Was 109

1/8 Was 8.482
Again, really good times!
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:31 PM
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Congrats on your new fiver.

12.9 secs sounds really good for a stock 550. The car mags have recorded 13.1-13.4 secs. Do have your other details: 60ft time, trap speed, race weight?

As far as the CD, I can't help you, since in a year and a half of ownership I still haven't used a CD yet.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:24 PM
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There is NOO way you're getting 21mpg on your 550
What's your hwy rated at? I drive 90% highway and my 4400lb I6 F02 is getting about 1-2city and 4-5hwy mpg over the EPA estimates pretty easily in comfort mode.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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There is NOO way you're getting 21mpg on your 550
I'm averaging over 24 in the nearly 8,000 miles I have had my 550. I have three trips that were 98% freeway that I averaged 27.4 on two of the trips, and 27.8 on one earlier this week.

12.9 extremely fast for this car, especially with a 2.1 60' time. Sounds like conditions were nearly perfect. I have never heard of a true launch control on this car. Sounds like all your really did was turn off traction control. Where did you learn about the launch control?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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There is NOO way you're getting 21mpg on your 550
YES WAY!


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My distance to empty is 418 miles and my gas tank is 18.5 gallons. My mpgs are ...Bueller? ...Bueller? ....Bueller? ...Anyone? ...Anyone?


The best part is that it has 511hp too!
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What's your hwy rated at? I drive 90% highway and my 4400lb I6 F02 is getting about 1-2city and 4-5hwy mpg over the EPA estimates pretty easily in comfort mode.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:36 PM
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There is NOO way you're getting 21mpg on your 550
I only have 1500 mile on my 550i but have yet to have a fill-up that was less than 23 mpg (calculated by hand).
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:45 AM
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I'm averaging over 24 in the nearly 8,000 miles I have had my 550. I have three trips that were 98% freeway that I averaged 27.4 on two of the trips, and 27.8 on one earlier this week.

12.9 extremely fast for this car, especially with a 2.1 60' time. Sounds like conditions were nearly perfect. I have never heard of a true launch control on this car. Sounds like all your really did was turn off traction control. Where did you learn about the launch control?
i was just messing around with everything i noticed everytime i turned the DSC completely off the car would always take off in 2nd gear so i put it in sport mode and launch control lol thanks
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