Originally Posted by PrecisionP
I'm not sure if I read it anywhere else but I was under the impression that launch mode was activated during the break in service but I'm guessing it unlocks itself either after the mile period or unknown vehicle parameters being satisfied. I just went over the 1200 mile mark and will be unable to get my service done for weeks and decided to try out launch mode. Sure enough it works. I also did a little "fun" driving on the autobahn since the system feels that it is ready. haha
I think you're expecting too much sophistication from BMW. You probably could have launched it leaving the dealership if you wanted to violate the break-in suggestions.