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Old 10-03-2010, 08:41 AM
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Mr. Magic
Location: California
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 146
Mein Auto: 2001 330i and 2011 535i
I have never seen any recommended restrictions other than 2 items:

1) Dealer and owners manual will tell you to keep below 4500 rpm for the first 1200 miles. If you have 8-speed auto, and don't punch down, then it should never get that high. But if you do by mistake, I wouldn't worry much.
2) Also, try not to stay in the same gear the whole time on the highway. Vary the gearing around a bit. My guess is you'll be enjoying the accelerations, so it should be fine. Just try not to rev it up too high for first 1200 miles.
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