Originally Posted by ALPINE6SPD
The are reasons for all of the things you stated. The launch control is not on US cars because most owners would use it too much and damage the car and then blame the dealerships and BMW.
BMW limits its warranty coverage in the US (and probably the ROW) to exclude damage caused by abuse. If someone in the US buys a manual transmission car and does max rpm clutch drops until something breaks, or does a money shift and blows the motor, do think BMW will fix the car because it is afraid of lawyers?