For a sporty extension of DSC, drivers can also select Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) by pressing the DSC button. This raises the limit at which engine torque is reduced and moves braking to a looser ‘slip threshold’. As well as aiding performance, DTC improves traction on gravel, ice and snow. DSC can be fully disengaged by pressing the button for over three seconds.
Even more technology
Describing the new BMW 6 Series line-up as a technological tour de force is no exaggeration, with groundbreaking optional systems like Head-up Display (HUD), Adaptive Headlamps and voice activated iDrive. It also includes recently EU homologated Brake Force Display with LED lamps at the rear.
Brake Force Display warns drivers following the BMW 6 Series of any heavy braking, with a brake lamp cluster that includes two sets of LEDs. Under normal braking one set illuminates, however in emergency braking or where ABS activates, a second set lights up. Drivers following the BMW 6 Series are immediately aware of emergency braking and are able to take evasive action, cutting down on rear end shunts. Brake Force Display is also standard on BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series models.
Lowering ownership costs, BMW is offering its popular Service Inclusive package featured on BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series models. This Europe-wide service and maintenance package gives drivers five years or 60,000 miles of maintenance-free ownership for a fixed fee of £750. It is also fully transferable if the car is sold within that period.Published 11 December 2003