Originally Posted by mkoesel
^^^ Did you try to repeat the process a number of times, or just once?
LC is definitely available on all M3s from all model years.
I tried it first and it didn't work. The RPM did go up to 5500 while holding the shift lever forward. Upon releasing the shift lever, the RPM needle just dropped to idle and the car was motionless. I tried it like 3 more times with the same result =(
So in total, it was 4 repeated attempts.