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Old 12-06-2012, 09:05 AM
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Mein Auto: 2008 550i, HUD, SAT, L7
Originally Posted by MRV99 View Post
If the engine would wear faster running it to redline, why does BMW set the redline at the current level when they know it will hurt the motor. I could see wear happening if you decided to keep run it at redline constantly for miles on end but your only there for 1 second at a time. I had a v8(375 rw hp) car which was a daily driver and ran 1/4 miles at the track all the time. I put over 75k miles on it and the car was still strong when I sold it. There is no way you could drive your car as hard as I drove that car and yours is a much better motor. Drive it like you stole it and don't worry. It is more fun that way.
+1, these motors are designed to be driven hard
2008 550i M-Sport, SAT, HUD, Premium package, Comfort Access, L7, Comfort and Ventilated seats
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