Quantcast
2021 M3/M4 get 480 and 510HP RWD Manual - Page 3 - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3
Results 41 to 48 of 48

Thread: 2021 M3/M4 get 480 and 510HP RWD Manual

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    GLA
    Posts
    2,003
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Acceleration figures were more interesting when it was not a cheap commodity.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Calgary AB
    My Ride
    S4
    Posts
    2,567
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'm surprised how many people use launch control on their vehicles on a somewhat regular basis. Forums and facebook groups I've been on with cars that have DSG or autos with launch control are full of people that seem to do it on a regular basis. There's threads at Bimmerpost dedicated to it. It's an occasional thing for me but on most autos today are pretty efficient at launching compared to say dumping the clutch on a manual equipped AWD vehicle. Road and Track did 50 straight launches back to back on a 911 turbo and it was by their words as quick on the 30th as it was on the first. Granted not all vehicles are built to that standard but most vehicles with launch control should be able to reliably perform the task without causing major or long term damage. 5-60 is a good indicator of ability to get going from a green light for sure but outside of C&D most auto media focus on only 0-60 and 1/4 mile times so it's not as readily available of a metric. It's very notable on a vehicle such as an STI that can have a 4.6 sec 0-60 time and a 6.6 second 5-60 time.
    That's wild that it's that common. I have a DSG w/ launch control in my car, and I have zero interest in using it. My car is enough fun as is, it's not worth the abuse IMO. I guess I'm just projecting my own aversion to using it on everyone else haha.

    I'm pretty sure there's a video out there of someone doing 100 consecutive launches in a porsche turbo with the PDK; that drivetrain is the exception to the rule though. I'd be flabbergasted if there's another one out there that can do that many launches without self destructing.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    CTS-V, Trackhawk
    Posts
    1,029
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    My Jeep has a launch button on the console, it’s fun to bounce it off the two step on occasion but it actually gets out of the hole faster, from idle. I’m sure I could lower the rev limiter to help with wheel spin but whatevs.
    I like neat cars.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    YYC
    My Ride
    2 x E Class Benz
    Posts
    21,471
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Iíd like to drive one. Despite them accelerating fast, Iím interested in the sensation with a complete lack of noise and how it compares to something like my Jeep where half the fun is the roar of the engine, whine of the blower and blap when it shifts.
    Put on noise cancelling headphones, put the car in auto sportiest mode and go for a drive. Feels 80% like an EV.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Isn't bmw the only company to have wireless Carplay? Seems awesome
    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Them, also VW, Mercedes, Ford, FCA. Itís just not that widespread.
    Mercedes announced it but delayed. Think some of the newer Audiís have it. Ford didnít seem to have it when I was looking at the explorer. Just wired. BMWs setup works so well in the 850 I test drove.
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
    I have gone above and beyond what I should rightfully have to do to protect my good name

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Edmonton/Calgary
    My Ride
    Benzo
    Posts
    4,357
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    I've never ever launched any of my cars. Which now that I think about it, is kinda sad.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    10,074
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Subscription features? I can't think of a faster way to have people stop buying your cars. What a nightmare. That would instantly rule out those vehicles for me personally.

    As for 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, I think most people realize that those numbers mean nothing to 99% of people who do not race their cars and do not have the skill to achieve the advertised times (exception perhaps being certain launch controls). What it does do is give people an idea of what the vehicle's performance will be like, so it's still somewhat useful overall IMO. I also think some people get satisfaction in knowing their car is capable of something, even though they may never achieve it.

    5-60 time is probably the most relevant to the average person as stoplight to stoplight driving is what the vast majority of people do most of the time, but still it's not like there are many opportunities to test that out and often the 0-60 times you see in magazines are abusive launches. Most launch controls aren't designed to be used frequently (Porsche the obvious exception). Nowadays though, you have family sedans and cheap econo-boxes in the 5-6 second range and expensive Civics putting up exotic-beating times around the race track, so it's pretty easy to get adequate power in almost anything. Most of the exotics are competing in a range where nobody can tell a difference without testing equipment and it's way less interesting than it used to be IMO.

    Personally I couldn't care less about 0-60 and 1/4 mile times as I will never actually test that out, I like having decent torque over a relatively wide RPM range because that is what you actually use when driving around most of the time and good torque delivery makes cars feel faster than they are.
    Last edited by Mitsu3000gt; 07-03-2020 at 11:44 PM.

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    C-Town
    My Ride
    X3M Competition
    Posts
    7,106
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Mercedes announced it but delayed. Think some of the newer Audi’s have it. Ford didn’t seem to have it when I was looking at the explorer. Just wired. BMWs setup works so well in the 850 I test drove.
    It's a game changer IMO if you regularly use CarPlay or Android Auto (should be available this month or next). I'm really surprised that other luxury automakers aren't offering it as you get in your car, turn it on and it connects seamlessly and defaults to CarPlay. Combined with a wireless charger and you never need cables in your car unless it's to charge back seat phones.

  8. #48
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Online
    My Ride
    Budget Baller
    Posts
    10,267
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shakalaka View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I've never ever launched any of my cars. Which now that I think about it, is kinda sad.
    You'll never forget your first time
    max_boost is a name known to all

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst ... 2 3

Similar Threads

  1. 2021 Acura TLX

    By jwslam in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 32
    Latest Threads: 07-30-2020, 11:26 PM
  2. 2021 BMW 4-Series

    By speedog in forum Automotive News
    Replies: 112
    Latest Threads: 06-08-2020, 08:57 AM
  3. 2021+ income tax

    By M.alex in forum Society / Law / Current Events / Politics
    Replies: 25
    Latest Threads: 04-21-2020, 12:31 PM
  4. FS: 2016 AUDI A6 3.0T S-Line - Loaded, Mint, very low KM, WARRANTY until Nov 30, 2021

    By Mitsu3000gt in forum Cars, Trucks, Motorbikes, and Trailers
    Replies: 0
    Latest Threads: 09-18-2019, 01:41 PM
  5. Parnelli Jones Saleen Mustang + 510HP Mustang Saleen

    By trev0006 in forum Cars, Bikes, Machines
    Replies: 1
    Latest Threads: 08-11-2006, 05:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •