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      02-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Launching a 330D

I found this video of some fool launching a 330D hard off the line. One foot on brake one foot on gas. Plenty of traction control intervention and wheelspin by the looks of it.

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      02-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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I found this video of some fool launching a 330D hard off the line. One foot on brake one foot on gas. Plenty of traction control intervention and wheelspin by the looks of it.

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fool seems to have done this before seems to enjoy it pretty fast , did you time it
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Erm, hand timed it seems to be taking 5.7 seconds to 60. If you listen really carefully, you can hear the dampness of the road, and a noticeable cut in power due to traction control. I am thinking the official 5.6 is easily achievable.

Apparently too damp to try this in Sport+
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and for the xdrive version, no traction issues so probably near 5 secs, although it will carry some extra weight?
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Erm, hand timed it seems to be taking 5.7 seconds to 60. If you listen really carefully, you can hear the dampness of the road, and a noticeable cut in power due to traction control. I am thinking the official 5.6 is easily achievable.

Apparently too damp to try this in Sport+
Nice! Plus you had a tank full of fuel, so heavy load...
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and for the xdrive version, no traction issues so probably near 5 secs, although it will carry some extra weight?
Yes xDrive will come off the line cleaner

But.....will it be as much fun?
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Nice! Plus you had a tank full of fuel, so heavy load...
Erm, yes well spotted.........looks like he just filled up
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Wonder how full/sport auto compares to using the paddles? I know on the 335D the auto in sport mode seemed to rev too high and past the peak torque band so using the paddles was quicker but the new 8 speed doesn't seem to do that.
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Wonder how full/sport auto compares to using the paddles? I know on the 335D the auto in sport mode seemed to rev too high and past the peak torque band so using the paddles was quicker but the new 8 speed doesn't seem to do that.
Good point, some experimentation needed with different shift points. The driver did use the paddles to change, think you can see an early 1st-2nd shift to stop the wheelspin. Car immediately crabbed 6-7 inches at the rear and held it there through first.

One thing for sure though, this is a quicker car than 5.6 seconds.
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How did he manage to hold the phone and use the paddles!
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How did he manage to hold the phone and use the paddles!
Looks like phone in left hand, only UP paddle needed
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Think I need to see if I can find some similar videos somewhere
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Think I need to see if I can find some similar videos somewhere
Yes, definitely.....have you tried the two foot launch? Please post some footage if you stumble across any
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That's my normal traffic light start
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That's my normal traffic light start
Maybe that was your vid then?

Rubbish music, lol
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