Welcome again to our board.
We care a lot about our young generation, you are our future so we do what we can to educate you and protect you.
And since I am sharing kind of guy - I will share more info with you on what I have learned over the years.
1) Remember that it is not all about gaining speed and making our car go fast.
Driver skills is just as important, and also making our car lighter weight.
Speaking of driving skills - I highly recommend young drivers take Defensive driving schools, Car Control Clinic, then high performance driving school.
It is usually offered by your local BMW CCA chapter. Join BMW CCA and check your local chapters bulletin board for school dates.
Or you can take the M driving school.
As you know, our public driving schools is a joke. (Parallel parking, turn signals, etc.)
2) Respect the power of the machine.
The V10 is a very powerful engine and if you dont respect it - you will get hurt.
See thread below. These folks are former members here.
Their posts were mostly "how can I make my car go faster".
Sadly, they took some serious risks, didnt respect the power of the beast and they paid dearly.
No one survived.
3) Get to know your car really well. Learn its limits and breaking point.
Know when you break traction, learn its limitations.
4) DO NOT turn off DSC unless you really know your car and have spent enough time with her.
I highly encourage you folks to find a deserted street or empty parking lot on weekends.
Turn off DSC, push your car hard and learn the limits of your beast.
This is the preferred location, not on public roads.
5) Always adjust your driving habits dependent on road and weather conditions.
Slow down if the roads are wet or icy.
6) NEVER weave in and out of traffic.
7) Never tail gate. NO ONE likes being tail gated.
Allow enough distance for you to brake properly and not irritate drivers in front of you.
8) Keep right unless you are passing.
9) Drive fast only when it is safe to do so.
10) Never let the car warm up by sitting idle. As the owners manual have stated - drive immediately at moderate speed.
This allows not only the engine but also the rest of the car, transmission, tires, bearings, steering wheel, etc all warm up.
11) Best tire adhesion starts around 106F. Anything less than that - your tires will be slipping & sliding.
Allow the tires to warm up in order to avoid DSC intervention.
That's good for now. You all take care.