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 |  May 06 2013, 8:01 AM

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BMW is adding upgrades throughout its model range for the summer of 2013, with the biggest highlight being the addition of Launch Control to models equipped with its eight-speed automatic transmission.

The BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, and 6 Series will be getting a new Launch Control function on their eight-speed sports automatic transmission that will allow acceleration with optimized traction and maximum dynamics from a standstill. The Launch Control was previously only available in comparable M models, so the addition is surely welcomed by BMW driving enthusiasts.

Other changes to the German automaker’s lineup include the addition of an optional leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles for the 7 Series, the addition of a sailing function and anticipation assistant in the ECO PRO mode and intelligent four-wheel drive xDrive variants for certain 1 Series and 3 Series models in Europe. Lastly, new options and enhanced functions are being added to BMW’s ConnectedDrive including a new generation of BMW NightVision, Lane Change Warning assistant, and Driving Assistant Plus.

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