Need some tips on how to get my car off the line faster ! - Page 3 - BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums
E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 2005- Advertiser's Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #21 of 24 Old 14th June 2018, 11:54 PM
Junior Member, warming up (<31 posts)
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I’ve had both smg tunes as most of you, it seems the USA spec 1800rpm is too little and I find the 4000+ Euro tune just roasts the tires. Competing against a modified e60 M5 euro smg tune at the drag races he used launch control every time and I pedaled the throttle on red9 on my sprint booster and beat him every time. Ideally a 3000rmp launch would work best perhaps...if only
Truenorth is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 24 Old 15th June 2018, 02:46 AM
M5 Expert (>4000)
jcolley's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 5,660
Thanks: 77
Thanked 1,264 Times in 872 Posts
Euro LC has variable Launch RPM using the cruise stalk IIRC (i haven't launched an M5 in 3 years...or driven my own for that matter). What are the available settings?
jcolley is online now  
post #23 of 24 Old 17th June 2018, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
Member, Sport: On DSC: Off
Waitingondapig's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 213
Thanks: 28
Thanked 31 Times in 29 Posts
Originally Posted by Emfiver View Post
I have euro spec car and launch control is one way so a tune with euro lc is one answer. It gets a lot of wheel spin but still gets a good launch.

The other way is as follows:

Put it in m mode set to:
Dsc off (or try m dynamic if you like)

On the line when it's go time give the accelerator a quick stab, then really punch it to the floor as hard/fast as you can.

The first stab will bring the revs up a little and the second mash will really get it launching. Get ready to modulate the throttle in first (if you don't you'll just end up in an epic burnout till you hit the rev limiter), so modulate the throttle a little to tame the wheel spin, grab second when the wheelspin settles down and revs get up over 7,000. After second it's just hang on and shift between 7500-8000.

It works nicely for me. 🙂
Thanks for the tips ! ...sounds like I need to practice quite a bit more, but does sound like it may be doable at least. I may need to go to a private road and try it over and over till I get this nailed down.

2007 e63 M6 - All black
2008 e64 650i - All black
1998 e38 740il - All black

Seems I like black cars !
Waitingondapig is offline  
post #24 of 24 Old 17th June 2018, 05:44 AM
Member, Sport: Off DSC: On (>50 posts)
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Yeah a little practice will help. I probably wouldn't do heaps in a row as it definitely puts heat through the clutch if you do a bunch of hard launches.

Jciolley: yes from memory each press on the cruise control 'minus' button takes lc down 250 or 500 rpm. Can't remember which. Only works with euro lc though I think.

I can see how a sprint booster would help with launching the car. With the stock throttle mapping you really have to stab/kick/punch the accelerator. A normal 'just push it fairly quickly to the floor' like most other cars won't get you a hard launch at all as the car starts moving with small throttle opening and by the time they crack wide open the car is rolling and bogged down at low rpm. The spring booster might save you from having to feel like you're trying to kick the pedal through the firewall....
Emfiver is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW M5 Forum and M6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Random phone pics of my car with cars that are faster than my car... ucsbwsr E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion 5 1st October 2010 09:20 AM
Which is faster in straight line m6 or cls63 blkfast6 E63 BMW M6 Forum and BMW M6 Convertible | 20 25th February 2008 05:35 AM
Will the Audi RS4 be faster than the M3 in the straight line? Gustav E90 M3 Sedan, E92 M3 Coupe, E93 M3 Convertible, E46 M3 and E36 M3, Z4 M and Z4 M Coupe 7 23rd March 2007 06:58 PM
How to quickly get it off the line? mobmad E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 2 6th December 2006 12:15 AM
NEW M5 faster then E 55 in straight line??? m5 rus E60 M5 and E61 M5 Touring Discussion 81 12th July 2004 08:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome