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      02-17-2008, 08:43 PM   #67
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How do you use the launch control in the M3? Is there a button?
+1 i wanna know what this launch control will offer, and how easy it's to use (i.e. if we can activate it with a press of a button)
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      02-17-2008, 08:51 PM   #68
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From what i saw in Top Gear you acess it on the I drive interface....its called like M Dynamic something
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      02-18-2008, 01:30 AM   #69
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Talking Wow wow wow, 5th Gear FTW! These guys are good. Really good.

You are talking of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YODPH...eature=related

right? Those 5th Gear guys are something. Best car show. Alive and not boring like motor week over here in the US where the narrator is half dead. These guys can make a ham sandwhich look really interesting. But now makes me wonder if this is the same car you were driving that was so.. oh, un-impressive. Must be the driver's fault.
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      02-18-2008, 01:36 AM   #70
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How do you use the launch control in the M3? Is there a button?
You will need to get the Automated Manual tranny M-DCT. Its operated just like SMG III Launch control.

The settings is M-Dynamic mode, for launch control the car needs to be in this mode.
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From what i saw in Top Gear you acess it on the I drive interface....its called like M Dynamic something
well you access it once to set your options, then i think it's a M button on the steering wheel that activates your pre-settings
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there's basically M power button which makes the car more sensetive throttle, and there's M button where you can program your damping, and other stuff
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Guys, don't mistake launch control for M Dynamic Mode. Launch control is only on cars equipped with the new Double Clutch transmission M-DCT, to initialize it you have to follow a specific procedure. M Dynamic Mode on the other hand is part of the optional M Drive and can be ordered with MT cars also. M Dynamic Mode is somewhat comparable to DTC on the regular BMW cars, which means it loosens the DSC and allows some minor drifting before DSC kicks in. 2 different terms for two different things. Hope this helps.


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      02-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #74
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dont worry my boss thinks his F430 didnt have enough power after buying the bugatti.
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i just saw the m3 at my dealer yesterday and today. for some reason the exhaust tips look tiny. and it really isnt loud until you hit 6000rpms.. i really wasnt that impressed..with all the hype, i expected more..

im sure once we start seeing them on the road we will like them more.

on the other hand the x6 looked amazing
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My e46 M3 was a neck breaker and had major thrust - used to scare people actually. If you haven't driven an e46 M3 I beg you to test drive a used on at a nearby dealership. You'll be very surprised.
Wrong...the E46 M3 (stock) does not have major thrust. It has great thrust so don't paint it more than what it is.

I have an E46 M3 with the M5 3.91 DINAN rear differential installed and it does not even come close to my DINAN chipped 335i torque.

My 335i leaves my M3 behind by a length and a half when I churn through 5K RPMs in third and this is where you feel the torque the most in both cars.

AND...I have my E46 modded with DINAN throttle bodies, DINAN cold air intake, light weight fly wheel, DINAN free flow exhaust, and the DINAN 3.91 rear differential.

Even with all of these mods it does not compare to the chipped 335i.

I was originally on a waiting list at my local dealership for the M3 but I am pleasantly surprised with the 335i and how much further I can take this in performance at half the cost of what I spent on my E46 M3.

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