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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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Is throttle delay normal?

I have an 05 545i sport with K&N filter, carbon filter delete, Iridium spark plugs (new), 2012 software update, new alternator and battery. I cleaned the MAS and the throttle body very well.
For some reason, when I am at a stand still, there is a .5 to 1 second delay upon pressing the throttle. In the morning the car has no delay.
Has anyone solved this issue? Or is this just the German way?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:35 AM
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Same on mine

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:44 AM
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Is throttle delay normal?
It certainly is on the new models. After driving the 2012 models of the 328i, 528i, 335i, and the 535i, I could only conclude that throttle delay is the "New Normal."
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:16 PM
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Only solution is Sprint Booster. Not a bad thing to have for $300.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:46 PM
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I heard that the sprint booster makes acceleration more aggressive, but does not solve the delay issue. Is that true?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:21 PM
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Drive in sport mode all the time. If i'm not mistaken sprint booster is only a remap of the throttle response, basically it does not adds any performance but instead just gives you more power with less throttle.
Just remember that driving in sport mode might increase your fuel consumption considerably hahahahaha
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:00 AM
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You are right. Ive been driving in sport for the last week, and it improved just a tad. Consumption went up, but hell or worth it. Time is coming for a new car, and I cant really say whether im up for a new 550 or not. Too many problems
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:59 AM
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Throttle delay is normal in the driver-by-wire age unfortunately.
Sprint booster sends a more amplified signal and basically cuts down the "lag", does not make the car go faster per say, but gives you the best the the car responses faster when you hit the pedal

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...IM-SPRINT.html
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:58 AM
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Sprint booster is a placebo effect solution, it provides nothing more than the amplified signal to the computer - in other words you can save $300 and just stomp harder on the pedal. I'd rather have something that give me the same effect AND provides benefits like a little more HP and better fuel economy, such as the ESS tune. It's more expensive, but I'd rather pay more and get a real effect.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:27 AM
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I heard sprint booster after 3/4 throttel does nothing.. is that true ? u guyswho have it installed ....,, and wouldnt be the same effect if u were just to stomp on the throttle alittle more and quicker with ur foot. ? and save the cash for maybe a tune with has more benefits and couple more ponnies ?? like pj just mentioned
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Sprint booster is a placebo effect solution, it provides nothing more than the amplified signal to the computer - in other words you can save $300 and just stomp harder on the pedal. I'd rather have something that give me the same effect AND provides benefits like a little more HP and better fuel economy, such as the ESS tune. It's more expensive, but I'd rather pay more and get a real effect.
+1

i'm getting the ESS tune on my 550 this summer. Going to attack the cold air intake as well, maybe AFE?.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:37 AM
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I have an 05 545i sport with K&N filter, carbon filter delete, Iridium spark plugs (new), 2012 software update, new alternator and battery. I cleaned the MAS and the throttle body very well.
For some reason, when I am at a stand still, there is a .5 to 1 second delay upon pressing the throttle. In the morning the car has no delay.
Has anyone solved this issue? Or is this just the German way?
Was it a tranny update. or the whole car update , and what did they charge u..
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