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 Posted: Jul 10, 2020 04:45AM
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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jul 10, 2020 04:03AM
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maybe it should include:

"if you choose to accept this, the car will self-destruct on the 101st attempt. there will be no evidence remaining that you ever owned or had title to the car"

: )

 Posted: Jul 9, 2020 12:48PM
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Originally Posted by kenatminimania

It seems only the 3rd generation F-series MINI with the sport automatic transmission has the launch control feature:



MINI has limited the launch control to 100 attempts during the life of the car...
OK, so it is a "feature" that the manufacturer realizes is detrimental to the car??!!

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Originally Posted by dela217
Exactly.    When on an incline it keeps the car from rolling backwards a little bit upon takeoff.   Works well.
A handbrake does this for drivers who don't have the reflexes to move their right foot from brake to gas while simultaneously releasing the clutch. Easier on an automatic where your left foot has nothing to do.

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 Posted: Jul 9, 2020 09:41AM
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It seems only the 3rd generation F-series MINI with the sport automatic transmission has the launch control feature:


  • turn off Traction Control
  • put car in Sport Mode 
  • move shifter to left to manual shift 
  • fully press brakes
  • floor gas pedal  
  • wait for a checkered flag on your tach
  • let go of brake and your off!


MINI has limited the launch control to 100 attempts during the life of the car...

 Posted: Jul 9, 2020 06:12AM
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Well that's a bit of a let down, this went from a red button LAUNCH CONTROL, to incline assist.

 Posted: Jul 9, 2020 05:10AM
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Exactly.    When on an incline it keeps the car from rolling backwards a little bit upon takeoff.   Works well.

 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 02:05PM
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So, what is this system supposed to do - hold the brakes on until you wind the engine up? Sounds like good old-fashioned line-lock - a valve on the brake line to hold the front brakes on while you revved up the engine and got the back drive wheels spinning. If your modern MINI has an auto transmission or clutchless shifting, couldn't you just use your other foot?

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My 2013 MINI does.    I don't know if it is stock on all models, or if mine came with some sort of package.   The amount of time that the brakes are on is about 3 seconds or so.   But it helps!

Michael

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Originally Posted by Doodah
Does my 2013 Mini Cooper S have launch control?
Yes, if you press the red button, you have better have your seatbelt on.

Next stop....the moon !

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

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Does my 2013 Mini Cooper S have launch control?