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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Launch Control User Manual


BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Launch Control User Manual

Launch Control

Launch Control enables optimum acceleration on roads with good traction under dry surrounding conditions.

General information
The use of Launch Control causes premature component wear since this function represents a very heavy load for the vehicle. Do not use Launch Control during the break-in. Do not steer the steering wheel when driving off with Launch Control.

Additional information:
Breaking-in period, refer to page 302.

Functional requirement
Launch Control is available when the engine is at operating temperature. The engine is at operating temperature after an uninterrupted trip of at least 6 miles/10 km.

Start with launch control

  1. Turn on drive readiness.
  2. Press the button.
  3. TRACTION is displayed in the instrument cluster and the indicator light for DSC OFF lights up.
  4. Engage selector lever position S.
  5. With the left foot, forcefully press down on the brake.
  6. Press and hold down the accelerator pedal beyond the resistance point at the full throttle position, and kick down.
    A destination flag is displayed in the instrument cluster.
  7. The starting engine speed adjusts. Wait briefly until the engine speed is constant. Keep the accelerator pedal in this position.
  8. Release the brake within 3 seconds after the destination flag illuminates.
  9. The vehicle accelerates.
  10. Upshifting occurs automatically as long as the destination flag is displayed and the accelerator pedal is not released.

Repeated use during a trip

After Launch Control has been used, the transmission must cool down for approx. 5 minutes before Launch Control can be used again. Launch Control adjusts to the surrounding conditions when used again.

After using Launch Control

To increase driving stability, activate DSC Dynamic Stability Control again as soon as possible.

System limits

An experienced driver may be able to achieve better acceleration values in DSC OFF mode.


Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Instrument cluster

The instrument cluster is a variable display. When you change to a different program via Driving Dynamics Control, the displays in the instrument cluster adapt to the respective driving mode.

General information
Depending on the vehicle equipment, it may be possible to deactivate the display change in the instrument cluster via drive. Some of the displays in the instrument cluster may differ from the illustrations in the Owner’s Manual.

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  1. Fuel gauge 162
    Range 165
  2. Speedometer
  3. Central display area 153
  4. Navigation display
  5. Depending on the equipment:
  6. Driver Attention Camera
  7. Tachometer 162
  8. Selection lists 168
    Widgets 155
  9. Trip odometer, see Trip data 169
  10. ECO PRO displays 307
  11. Power gauge 163
  12. Status, Driving Dynamics Control 138
  13. Transmission display 147
  14. Engine temperature 164
  15. Outside temperature 164
  16. Check Control 156
  17. Speed Limit Assistant 234
  18. Speed Limit Info 166 T
  19. time 61

Central display area

Depending on the equipment and configuration, the following is displayed in the central display area of the instrument cluster:

  • Navigation displays such as the map view or, if destination guidance is active, a route pre‐view with route guidance information.
  • Displays showing service notifications.
  • Assisted Driving View. Information about the assist systems is displayed in an animated surrounding area of the vehicle.
    Some displays in the central display area can be configured individually. The displays may vary depending on the equipment version and country variant.

Driving mode view

Depending on the equipment, if the driving mode view is activated, the displays in the instrument cluster will adapt to the respective driving mode when a program is changed via the Driving Dynamics Control.

Activate deactivate

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Driving mode view”

Individual displays in the instrument cluster can be configured individually.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Instrument panel”
  5. Select the desired setting.

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