Launch Control allows maximum acceleration from a standing start. The driver deactivates Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) by holding down the DSC button, then activates Launch Control. Next, the driver selects the sequential mode with driving programme 3, keeps the vehicle in place by holding the foot brake down and presses the accelerator to kickdown.
With the starting-flag symbol illuminated, the engine will be automatically set to its ideal starting speed. Release the brake while maintaining kickdown and the vehicle will accelerate at maximum. The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission constantly sets the gear change points so that when changing up, the next optimal engine speed is available.