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Old 03-01-2011, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
A lot of people I know simply don't feel comfortable with increasing the revs quickly. When the gears are short, the car will accelerate really slowly if you're the type of person who doesn't like quickly increasing the revs.
Aha, I guess I understand that.

But I thought BMW engine is designed for responsiveness, including quick acceleration and high revs. I don't think I'm getting anywhere close to the engine's capabilities when I do a freeway merge.

I do know I take an MPG hit, but that's worth it for a safe merge.
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