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    Question 2013 S6 Launch Control

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    I keep reading about the (secret) launch control feature on these cars. Can someone please explain how it works, how it's used, and how it's hidden?
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    I apologize, I don't know & I don't mean to thread jack, but wouldn't that prematurely destroy the transfer case launching over 4,000rpm's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipless View Post
    I keep reading about the (secret) launch control feature on these cars. Can someone please explain how it works, how it's used, and how it's hidden?
    1) Put car in 'Dynamic' mode.
    2) Turn off ASR (press and hold the button for a few seconds until you see a notice come up on the screen in the instrument cluster)
    3) Put the shifter in Manual/Sport mode (Not sure if it works in auto?)
    4) Press brakes down all the way
    5) Floor the accelerator down all the way. RPMs should come up and hold at about 5000rpm.
    6) Let go of brake pedal and keep right foot floored.


    Should happen just like in this video. Basically it is just the car revving up to a controlled RPM in neutral and then dropping the clutch when you release the brake.

    I have yet to hear about any sort of threshold for launch usage but I wouldn't recommend doing it frequently. Every now and then shouldn't be a problem at all though.
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    2013 S6 Launch Control

    I use mine all the time, it is fun to just leave the light. Like he said throw it in dynamic turn off traction foot down on the brake has to the floor let off brake and go...works in the rain too
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Transporter View Post
    I apologize, I don't know & I don't mean to thread jack, but wouldn't that prematurely destroy the transfer case launching over 4,000rpm's?
    Its actually in the owners manual how to do it. If its written in ink, it must be warranteed. :-)
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    Actually there's a limited number of launch control the car will do before it shuts off that feature for good. My dealer told me that number is approximately 200. They had a fellow buy a brand-new S4 and was using launch control very liberally. He brought the car back a month later because it wouldn't launch anymore. The ecu read said he had done it approximately every 4 miles and once it reaches the 200 limit that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudIan View Post
    Actually there's a limited number of launch control the car will do before it shuts off that feature for good. My dealer told me that number is approximately 200. They had a fellow buy a brand-new S4 and was using launch control very liberally. He brought the car back a month later because it wouldn't launch anymore. The ecu read said he had done it approximately every 4 miles and once it reaches the 200 limit that's it.
    Yep, some guys have learned the hard way that 200 is the limit :D

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    My apologies fellas, but shouldn't this thread be in the C7 section?

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    Thread was started before the split of the C6 and C7 forums. Last post prior to today was Dec. 2012. I will PM the moderator to have it moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c@@kieMonsta View Post
    My apologies fellas, but shouldn't this thread be in the C7 section?
    My fault. Blame it on the new guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudIan View Post
    Actually there's a limited number of launch control the car will do before it shuts off that feature for good. My dealer told me that number is approximately 200. They had a fellow buy a brand-new S4 and was using launch control very liberally. He brought the car back a month later because it wouldn't launch anymore. The ecu read said he had done it approximately every 4 miles and once it reaches the 200 limit that's it.
    Wow every 4 miles.
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    Anyone have any success with getting this reset by Audi? I searched the manual and there is no mention of a limit from what I read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airborne6 View Post
    Anyone have any success with getting this reset by Audi? I searched the manual and there is no mention of a limit from what I read.
    The dealer In Naples FL. where I got my S6 said no reset, ~200 launches and that's it. Too hard on the drive train.

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    They won't reset it, but I thought I read someone replaced the counter? So Audi will sell you a new counter to start over, but not reset one? That would lead me to think they don't feel that at least 400 launches are going to cause many problems, no?
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    One of the guys in the c7 forum managed to get the counter reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanCH View Post
    One of the guys in the c7 forum managed to get the counter reset.
    It's not a counter. It's the entire mechatronic unit, which has to be replaced at considerable expense. One member was able to convince Audi to pick up the tab for his replacement, but I wouldn't count on that being done too often. You can read about it in this thread.
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    that member was me, I am at 240 ish now.
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    I believe I read the GIAC DSG tune removes the 200 launch limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delurker View Post
    I believe I read the GIAC DSG tune removes the 200 launch limit.
    Correct, it has the ability to remove the limit.

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