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Old 02-14-2012, 02:01 PM
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Break In for new 528 XDrive? - Picking up Saturday


I am picking up my new 2012 528 XDrive Saturday. I am then scheduled to do a 1,200 roundtrip road trip over the weekend. Will that be less than optimal to break in the car?

BMW recommends that during first 1,200 miles, the car should be driven at "varying engine and road speeds". It also recommends not using cruise control or exceeding 4,500 rpm or 100 mph. Not exceeding 4,500 or 100mph can be done with a long road trip, but how does one drive at "varying engine and road speeds" on mostly highway? Not using cruise control can be a pain but I guess it can be done.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM
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