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      02-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #103

Drives: 2014 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX

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Originally Posted by Michael Schott View Post
0-60 tests are designed to get the best results not the most repeatable results or the results you and I would get. They find the optimal revs that won't spin the tires and with an AT brake torque to that point and dump the brake and mash the throttle at the same time. With a MT they find the right revs, dump the clutch and mash the throttle. They also often correct for humidity and elevation.

We spend a lot of time here gnashing our teeth over 0-60 times but what's relevant for most of us in the real world is the feel we get in the seat of our pants. Nothing more.
Agreed. 0-60 launch techniques should be reproducible by different drivers, but the times will always differ. Waiting till wheelspin passes and the car grips and starts moving will give you a faster time than when you actually mash the throttle.
2014 335i RWD: ZMM, ZDA, ZDH, ZPP, ZTP, 2NH, 2TB, 5DL; Z4A MPPK; AW ext / VB int