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      02-18-2020, 07:15 PM   #23
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Didn't bunch people on M5 side say you need to run in comfort mode on suspension, sports+ in everything else and don't build the boost, ie as soon as LC shows up lift brake so you don't get too much wheel spin cause car to short shift. Guess the m8 has newer/smarter software?
Correct for the optimal M5 launch setup on both counts.

Not sure on the M8's improved launch software but I have no issues launching my M5 anyway. Did 3 today to 60mph: 2.56, 2.60 and 2.59 seconds respectively. :
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It’s not the cars, it’s the drivers. Mat is a semipro driver who knows how to get good drag times, while Joe “M-car whisperer” Achilles is a clueless, pathetic pretender. Watch Joe’s other BMW videos and you will understand. They should have switched the cars after the first run.
It's launch control. You release the brake and you're gone - what are you even talking about?
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It's launch control. You release the brake and you're gone - what are you even talking about?
LC in M5 is a bit more tricky than that. Same with my X3 M comp. You need to know how to launch M5 and Joe Achilles obviously doesn't.
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I think the m5 needs me as the driver
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There's a new Carwow drag race video up with the M5C vs an RS6, E63s wagon, and a Panamera Turbo Hybrid. M5 smokes them all with a quarter mile time of 11.1 back to back. Interestingly it was the exact same car that had problems vs the M8C...
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There's a new Carwow drag race video up with the M5C vs an RS6, E63s wagon, and a Panamera Turbo Hybrid. M5 smokes them all with a quarter mile time of 11.1 back to back. Interestingly it was the exact same car that had problems vs the M8C...
It just confirms that the M5 driver in the first race, the self-proclaimed M-profi Joe Achilles, was the source of the slow times.
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      02-22-2020, 03:53 PM   #29
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There's a new Carwow drag race video up with the M5C vs an RS6, E63s wagon, and a Panamera Turbo Hybrid. M5 smokes them all with a quarter mile time of 11.1 back to back. Interestingly it was the exact same car that had problems vs the M8C...
I love Mat Watson as he has an apparent sense of humor I appreciate. Case in point him calling out the Panamera Turbo Hybrid ... blah blah long name. That said to the point of the post the M5C smokes them all!

On his long term test of the M850i he compares the fuel mileage to that of the 840d he drove as well. As he calculates the fuel savings in his head and once again blah blah blah ultimately he states "would anyone whom can afford this car care... nope". Same here as I'm averaging 17 MPG and loving every minute of it.

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