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Old 05-15-2005, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Canada and I just purchased a 2005 BMW 3.2.5i with the "M" Sport Package. I put 2911KM on it and today was the first "race" I was involved in. I was heading home from a friends on the freeway going about 110 kkm in a 80 zone. I passed a similar BMW 3 Series and thats when we started to have some fun. Now I was just wondering, because this is my first BMW not to mention new car, should I take it easy on the engine, wheels, and brakes for awhile? I must have put the RPM's at maybe 4500 to 5000 and there were times where I had to brake a little hard but not excessive. I just want to know how to treat this BMW good. Any advice or comments would help greatly. Thanks. Oh and for the record I lost the race. He was braver then I...
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Well.....

BMWs aren't made to go fast. But, they handle really well in corners/turns.

Do you have a manual? If you do, just don't do anything stupid. I've seen some people's cars come in...and their transmissions are all messed up. Some common occurances....include BMW owners trying to switch from 4th gear to 3rd gear to accelerate...and miss and hit 1st gear...and mess up the whole car.

The automatics...have steptronic...that switches gears at high RPMs...5K-6K. The brand new breaks need to be broken in...but after 1K miles things shoud be good. Don't abuse your BMW....otherwise you might be paying for more than you hope.

So whatever you're doing. Just don't do anything stupid.

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Thanks man. I have an automatic. I take it easy most of the time. I will not abuse it. Thanks again.
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Not to go fast? Oh, come now They were made for the autobahn, high revs for a long period of time...
Granted, we're talking stable revs, not 2000-6000-3000-5000-2000-5000 in the span of 3 seconds.
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there is a break in period where your not supposed to over rev.. it is a few thousand miles i believe. Never bought a new car so im uncertain of the resrictions, but there def is a break in period..
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there is a break in period where your not supposed to over rev.. it is a few thousand miles i believe. Never bought a new car so im uncertain of the resrictions, but there def is a break in period..
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You are correct; but the numbers are dependent on where you purchased them. I've heard from 500 to 3000, and in some cases, higher. The only time that's ever affected me was when I got a new tranny, I laid off it for 900 miles. It's tougher than it sounds
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oh, the 4th to 3rd change where they miss and get 1st. I still can't see how you could mess that one up, least on my car, but i saw it in a rice rocket in a vid once. not pretty
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