another new bmw owner with a few questions
I will make sure to get some pics up as soon as possible. I bought a 01 325i sedan a little over a week ago. It is a manual transmission, and I've noticed that at 70 mph the rpm's seem to be noticeably higher than my dads 04 automatic tranny. At 70 my rpm's are around 3000. I'm assuming this is normal, however, how high of an rpm can these engines maintain without damage? I'm guessing that at a speed of 80-85 mph I would be looking at around 4000 rpm? I've been trying to figure out what is an acceptable rpm to be driving at, shifting at, etc. I'm sure in the future I will look back at this post and laugh, but I haven't been able to find much through google searching. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also, is there a way to tell by VIN number, what options came from the factory? I am having a tough time finding another 01 anywhere online with the same options to compare it to. Thanks in advance!