Steptronic Sport transmission:
Launch Control enables optimum acceleration
on surfaces with good traction under dry sur‐
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,
refer to page 174, period.
To start with Launch Control do not steer the
Launch Control is available when the engine is
warmed up, that is, after uninterrupted driving
of at least 6 miles/10 km.
Start with launch control
While the engine is running:
1. Press button and select SPORT
with the Driving Dynamics Control.
TRACTION is displayed in the instrument
cluster in combination with SPORT and the
DSC OFF indicator light lights up.
2. Engage selector lever position S.
3. With the left foot, forcefully press down on
4. Press and hold down the accelerator pedal
beyond the resistance point at the full
throttle position, kickdown.
A flag symbol is displayed in the instru‐
5. The starting engine speed adjusts. Within
3 seconds, release the brake.
Repeated use during a trip
After Launch Control was used, the transmis‐
sion must cool down for approx. 5 minutes, be‐
fore Launch Control can be used again.
After using Launch Control
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC Dy‐
namic Stability Control again.
An experienced driver may be able to achieve
better acceleration values in DSC OFF mode.
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