Doing more than 15 launches voids the car's warranty ...

by Volker Weber

There's a cheat code in the software running the BMW M3's sequential manual gearbox (SMG): Press the right buttons in the right order and the car will launch you from a stop after revving the engine to 5,000 rpm.

I wish there was a cheat code to switch on the driver's CPU.

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At least here in Europe, this is an official feature, even though it sounds more like a bug.

Haiko Hebig, 2004-03-13

No such trickery on the M Coupe. Not even traction control. BMW did see fit to add ABS and a limited slipe diff thou.

Tony C, 2004-03-15

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