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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 06-15-2005, 04:02 PM
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At 1500 mi I am starting to push my car harder and harder. At the performance center I drove an M3 on the track. I remember at the time it felt quite a bit faster than my car does. Is there some magic software, is the engine still to tight. Apart from the sport button is there some switch or sequence to make this thing really move. The M3 seems quick but not really that fast, or are they all like this. My car has great tyorque, but pushing up through the revs seems to yeild not that much extra.
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:16 PM
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Redline it and get back to us.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:14 AM
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As with any of BMW's inline 6...it will not come to life until 5k...Thank god for VANOS!!!
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:18 AM
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Have been to redline, its definatly a bit quicker above 5k, a quick car but doesnt feel really fast. Maybee its just too heavy and takes a while to change momentum. A freind had an m5 felt the same way. I just thought that maybee there was some switch or sequence of activating sport that made the car sharper.

Ill try running the car harder for a feww hundred or so more miles, maybee it will loosen the engine a bit more.
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:44 AM
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I have observed the same thing when I picked up the car last month in Europe. The car seemed to "slow down" after about 1000 miles. Maybe it has something to do with being a brand new engine and the break in period?
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:05 AM
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Is there supposed to be some software change/upgrade at the 1200 mi service?
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