I suspect my 05 M3 was recently a victim of the dreaded VANOS falure too with just 24K miles on it. I was on my way home from running errands last week when, while accellerating moderately in 2nd gear, I heard a "pop" and the engine died. I had it trailered to the dealership and my SA later said the timing chain broke and there was major component damage. :ack: SA said BMW NA was going to look at it today so I hope to have more information soon.
2007 X3: Crimson / Beige & Black / Gray Wood - Auto - Premium Package
Heated Seats - Heated Steering Wheel - Clear Paint Protection - 35% Llumastar Tint