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Old 09-09-2004, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i got a 325is auto , when i mash on the gas my power doesnt feel present until after 3500 rpm, thats when it really picks up, is it just how all bmws are or is it cause an auto, or a little of both, the car really pulls hard after like 50 but getting to 40 or 50 its not that quick, is it cause these motors are torque monsters like harleys
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ui think its BMWs in general.. mine does that too!!
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Old 09-09-2004, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they're known for their great mid-range power
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My 318is does it at 2500 rpm and then again at 5000 rpm...that's bmw's for you...having an auto wonthelp though

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Old 09-09-2004, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine does that too- I always get beat off the line but at around 40 mph all the way up to 110 or so its all assholes and elbows.

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You think yours is bad!
my 318 makes NO power...I mean none wil like 4,000 rpm.
I wish I had the mid power of an inline six.
My borther has one, nice power curve
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at 40 you can downshift to first (at least in my 93 325i) and its pretty up and goin...
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i put a chip in my car and it upped the power, i heard with an intake it could make a reputable difference
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is it cause these motors are torque monsters like harleys
wft... ok.. thats got to be the best rendition of a BMW motor ever!!!!! Mad props for that sentence...

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its know fact no low end power(torque),its a 6 cylinder, i added a performance chip to my 95 325is auto, it definitely helps.....but these cars run alot better from mid-high rpm range, no doubt...........
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i put a chip in my car and it upped the power, i heard with an intake it could make a reputable difference
It can make a presentable difference if you also have a heat shield with ur cai.

Everyone has said it, BMW's are good in the midrange
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BMW's (like most imports) have a higher torque band, unlike most american cars, which work with a lower torqueband.
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Alrighty...my 94is 5spd....has intake w/heatshield,UUC tse2 catback,Dinan chip etc. Hauls azz in the midranges etc....My ?? is I tried to pin it once but notice that my speed is at 120mph and my RPM is at 5000k. The manual says topspeed is 128mph....WOW thats it?!!! My 91 prelude topped off at 135. Even with my govenor removed! What can I do to make go higher? different higher gears? wheres that at? in the tranny or at the rear differentials? LOC? Also should I just put in a M3 tranny for higher speed ratio...what year shall I get it from? Sorry thanks in advance.
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how many times are you gonna be above 128?
but a different tranny would do it... maybe even just a different 5th gear
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Different 5th gear...hmmm sounds like the alot of work and $$$ I'd be better off with a used m3 tranny? Oh yeah I don't fly up in the 130mph+ much at all. I just wanted to have it just incase when times comes and I want to run with the bigboyz, vettes, other Ms etc. lol
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