Originally Posted by DnA Diesel
SR123, the torque convertor locks up in higher gears, so there's not as much loss compared to no lock-up. That said, a start in 2nd gear actually results in a quicker 0-60 since the wheels spin less from the standstill than starting in 1st.
Ahh brilliant! Yeah I've seen a lot of 335d's doing a standing sprint from 2nd gear.