One feature we'd like to see on the M3/M4 - Burnout control

by Bernie McGroarty on December 12, 2013, 1:02 am
”burnout”

You have launch control, traction control, stability control and now burnout control. That's correct, burnout control, and it's the secret feature on the 2015 Ford Mustang.

In my old Oldsmobile, you would just put one foot on the brake and one on the gas. I'm pretty sure Sammy Hagar sang that in I can't drive 55. If the car was running right, often not, the front wheels would hold and the rears would break loose. Boom! Burnout! These days cars are more complicated, traction control steps in when you don't want it to, although usually you can turn it off. I guess there are consumers out there that just want to burnout easier, touch of a button and go. That's pretty much what this will be like.

To make things even more interesting, I've also read that the 2014 BMW M3 and M4 may also be available with this burnout control. However, it would only be available with the M Double-Clutch Transmission. It's still up in the air whether it's standard or an option.

My question: Is this really something that is necessary, or even really wanted? I'd love to hear what you think about this.

More on the M3/M4 here.

Source: Motorauthority


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4 responses to One feature we'd like to see on the M3/M4 - Burnout control

f30jojo commented:
December 12, 2013, 2:52 pm

IMO or I'd like to think anyway, M3/4 owners either A: know how to boil thier tires or B: Leave "burnouts" to mustang and camaro owners. To each thier own though. I would not order this option, wouldnt even cross my mind. I'd like to also think BMW HQ wouldnt even consider this.... then again they play the exhaust note through the speakers in the M5.
f30jojo commented:
December 12, 2013, 2:56 pm

I just thought of something funny. I could 100% see Mercs AMG division releasing an ad stating something along the lines of "very nice BMW ///M on the burnout button... Here's ours" and it shows a foot mashing a gas pedal.
amro commented:
December 12, 2013, 3:09 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by f30jojo View Post
IMO or I'd like to think anyway, M3/4 owners either A: know how to boil thier tires or B: Leave "burnouts" to mustang and camaro owners. To each thier own though. I would not order this option, wouldnt even cross my mind. I'd like to also think BMW HQ wouldnt even consider this.... then again they play the exhaust note through the speakers in the M5.
Hate to break it to you... http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=893548
Elk commented:
December 13, 2013, 8:01 pm

Just install a line lock. The technology has been around for years, roughly $100 - $150.