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Old 09-01-2011, 08:56 PM
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Break-in period rather easy? (gigantic torque...)

OK, so just wanted to share this good thing for a change...

The official break-in period suggests keeping the RPM below 4500. "OK, I'll do my best", I thought...

Well....

Why on earth go above it? My 535i has sooo much go before it even hits 4000, sometimes it feels like I have a diesel? So far, I've pushed the gas half-way to receive a gigantic torque that quickly gets me into vehicle impounding territory (50km/h above speed limit). It really feels like I could hardly use RPM above 4500 at all! This really makes it for an easy break-in as I'll usually drive it this way for years to come. And I'm not a Sunday driver... (Did 180km/h on hwy today).

Anyone equally suffered through the break-in period?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:17 PM
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With any luck, I'll let you know next week.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:24 PM
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OK, definitely a good choice of an engine.... I am sooo happy I've gone with the extra power. Just hope it won't get me arrested

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:04 AM
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On the autobahn, I was going 155 mph and the car was way under 4500 rpm.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:11 PM
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On the autobahn, I was going 155 mph and the car was way under 4500 rpm.
Well as out Fest guys say 550 is a Beast!!! ....
Glad that OP has such a response from his 535..Good for him.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:07 PM
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OK, so just wanted to share this good thing for a change...

The official break-in period suggests keeping the RPM below 4500. "OK, I'll do my best", I thought...

Well....

Why on earth go above it? My 535i has sooo much go before it even hits 4000, sometimes it feels like I have a diesel? So far, I've pushed the gas half-way to receive a gigantic torque that quickly gets me into vehicle impounding territory (50km/h above speed limit). It really feels like I could hardly use RPM above 4500 at all! This really makes it for an easy break-in as I'll usually drive it this way for years to come. And I'm not a Sunday driver... (Did 180km/h on hwy today).

Anyone equally suffered through the break-in period?

I suffered worse.

While on ED, I kept it under 4500 RPM while I kept it at 130MPH.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:11 PM
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I suffered worse.

While on ED, I kept it under 4500 RPM while I kept it at 130MPH.
really does 535 has that much of power? all these days, i heard poeple complaining of hesitation and delay response etc.. during break up period.

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:21 PM
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really does 535 has that much of power? all these days, i heard poeple complaining of hesitation and delay response etc.. during break up period.




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Old 09-02-2011, 08:05 PM
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OK, so just wanted to share this good thing for a change...

The official break-in period suggests keeping the RPM below 4500. "OK, I'll do my best", I thought...

Well....

Why on earth go above it? My 535i has sooo much go before it even hits 4000, sometimes it feels like I have a diesel? So far, I've pushed the gas half-way to receive a gigantic torque that quickly gets me into vehicle impounding territory (50km/h above speed limit). It really feels like I could hardly use RPM above 4500 at all! This really makes it for an easy break-in as I'll usually drive it this way for years to come. And I'm not a Sunday driver... (Did 180km/h on hwy today).

Anyone equally suffered through the break-in period?
push the pedal down more. you will like what happens there. Play with the manual shift mode to keep those RPMs up there. You might not know what your car sounds like.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:39 PM
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I will, it's only got 400 KM on the clock so far. Today I did briefly got it to about 5200 RPM so I hope this does not mess up my break-in... I doubt it. Only for split second... (showing off to my neighbour in the shotgun LOL).
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