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      01-20-2016, 07:00 PM   #1
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I was wondering how launch control works on my 6MT M235i, what steps do I need to do to activate it?
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      01-20-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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Pardon my ignorance but how do you LC a manual?
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      01-20-2016, 07:59 PM   #3
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Pardon my ignorance but how do you LC a manual?
The auto has it so I'm guessing it would work the same way, hold revs at 3k rpm until you drop the clutch. I think it works like that but I'm not sure
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      01-20-2016, 08:11 PM   #4
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      01-20-2016, 08:16 PM   #5
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Pardon my ignorance but how do you LC a manual?
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Funny? Glad I made you laugh. Legit question seeing as I have the AT...
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It's only available on the 8AT. Your left and right feet are going to be the launch control for 6MT.
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The Corvette actually has launch control for the manual too. You set it up, clutch in, floor it and the rpm will hold 3500 and computer takes over and just pop the clutch.
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      01-20-2016, 11:28 PM   #8
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The Corvette actually has launch control for the manual too. You set it up, clutch in, floor it and the rpm will hold 3500 and computer takes over and just pop the clutch.
That's what I was thinking for the BMW too, haven't tried it out yet though
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1.) Put your 6MT in Sport+ mode
2.) Clutch in, step on the gas pedal, the car will hold revs at 3.5k rpm
3.) Clutch slowly out, gas pedal slowly to the floor

Caution: Step on the gas pedal just enough that the revs hold at 3.5k rpm. Otherwise, all you'll get is wheel spin if you floor it. The trick is to ease out on the clutch and slowly floor the car.
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      01-21-2016, 07:33 AM   #10
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1.) Put your 6MT in Sport+ mode
2.) Clutch in, step on the gas pedal, the car will hold revs at 3.5k rpm
3.) Clutch slowly out, gas pedal slowly to the floor

Caution: Step on the gas pedal just enough that the revs hold at 3.5k rpm. Otherwise, all you'll get is wheel spin if you floor it. The trick is to ease out on the clutch and slowly floor the car.
I agree! some notes tho...

1. sport+ isn't required
2. I would recommend using WOT so that you have max accell. in 1st gear. use the slow clutch withdrawal to prevent wheel spin. this is all personal preference, however.
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It's only available on the 8AT. Your left and right feet are going to be the launch control for 6MT.
That's what I thought.
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      01-21-2016, 12:46 PM   #12
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1.) Put your 6MT in Sport+ mode
2.) Clutch in, step on the gas pedal, the car will hold revs at 3.5k rpm
3.) Clutch slowly out, gas pedal slowly to the floor

Caution: Step on the gas pedal just enough that the revs hold at 3.5k rpm. Otherwise, all you'll get is wheel spin if you floor it. The trick is to ease out on the clutch and slowly floor the car.
Thank you
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      01-22-2016, 12:53 AM   #13
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I agree! some notes tho...

1. sport+ isn't required
2. I would recommend using WOT so that you have max accell. in 1st gear. use the slow clutch withdrawal to prevent wheel spin. this is all personal preference, however.
If you can afford to replace the clutch sooner. I dislike the feeling of riding the clutch.
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      02-07-2016, 12:54 PM   #14
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How many miles do you need to drive for LC to work? Is it something like 6 miles?
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      02-07-2016, 02:55 PM   #15
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I agree! some notes tho...

1. sport+ isn't required
2. I would recommend using WOT so that you have max accell. in 1st gear. use the slow clutch withdrawal to prevent wheel spin. this is all personal preference, however.
If you can afford to replace the clutch sooner. I dislike the feeling of riding the clutch.
I don't mean to imply riding the clutch. I was trying to recommend a moderate withdrawal rather than a straight dump ?
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      02-07-2016, 03:10 PM   #16
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I don't mean to imply riding the clutch. I was trying to recommend a moderate withdrawal rather than a straight dump ?
Exactly and if done correctly you are not riding the clutch.
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      02-07-2016, 04:06 PM   #17
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You can press and hold traction control button. After that you will have launch control increased to 6500-rpm which is the same as rev-limiter.
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      02-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #18
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How many miles do you need to drive for LC to work? Is it something like 6 miles?
I don't think its milage based so much as temperature based. The two are pretty synonymous in this situation though. As long as transmission and engine are at operating temp and no faults, the software will allow it. There is a five minute cool down period after each attempt as well for the ZF8 to recover.
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Too bad we don't know the temperatures....
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      02-10-2016, 04:34 AM   #20
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Pardon my ignorance but how do you LC a manual?
Ford does it with the mustang. You pick what RPM you want to launch at and it will hold it for you.
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      02-10-2016, 09:22 AM   #21
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Ford does it with the mustang. You pick what RPM you want to launch at and it will hold it for you.
I would rather have the line lock feature they use on the brakes.
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I would rather have the line lock feature they use on the brakes.
That is to do a burnout, not a launch. Although to get the best launch you would do a burnout before so the tires are nice and warm and sticky.
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