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Beautiful color!
 

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Congrats! Hope for more pics from your travels!
 

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Congrats!! :thumbup: Now you know you must post more pics since you are one of the few M2 ED's so far. Where are you headed to?
 

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Congrats!

I am picking up my M2 in Munich in October.

How do you like the LBB color? Does it get a lot of attention?

I am having a hard time choosing between a LBB or AW M2. I like the LBB but I worried I might get tired of the color after a year or two. Not sure. I previously owned an AW M3 but sometimes I want a different color but my conservative side in me says go AW. Agh. What to do.. What to do..

Right now I have the order in as LBB.
 

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My planned route is: Salzburg - Prague - Nuremberg - Cologne - Amsterdam. Spending a couple of days in Prague and Amsterdam.

I don't know if it was the LBB or not but had a lot of attention departing the Welt with big crowd taking photos and cheering. Weather has been bad in Munich and haven't been able to see the color in the sunlight yet but I like it so far and it seems to me its actually a fairly conservative blue though not so much as a dark blue would be.
 

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Very nice!
 

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Congrats! She is pretty.

Enjoy your trip and post more pics please!
 

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Day 3 with the M2. Still don't know what LBB looks like outside in daylight, actually don't know what it looks like outside and dry, heck I'd settle for just being dry while looking at it. Fortunately GoPros are waterproof so I can provide a few more photos.
 

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Finally a picture of a dry LBB M2. This is at Schloss Braunfels. Came across a bright blue Mustang on the autobahn that looked new I think, but I was doing just under my 105 break in limit and he was much slower so there wasn't time for a close look. Maybe Mustangs have a low break in limit :)
 

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Finally a picture of a dry LBB M2. This is at Schloss Braunfels. Came across a bright blue Mustang on the autobahn that looked new I think, but I was doing just under my 105 break in limit and he was much slower so there wasn't time for a close look. Maybe Mustangs have a low break in limit :)
Great photo! Glad things dried up for you.
 

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Awesome photos!

How are you liking the M2 so far?

What is the break in limit (RPM) for the M2?
 

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Finally a picture of a dry LBB M2. This is at Schloss Braunfels. Came across a bright blue Mustang on the autobahn that looked new I think, but I was doing just under my 105 break in limit and he was much slower so there wasn't time for a close look. Maybe Mustangs have a low break in limit :)
Why is 105 your break in speed? Just curious. On my M3 it was 4,500 RPM which was about 125 MPH with the 6 speed manual - I would have thought that the speed would have been more with the 7 speed?
 

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The M2 break in limit for the first 1200 miles is to drive a varying engine and road speeds but not to exceed 5,500 rpm and 106 mph. My delivery specialist Tillman was very explicit in pointing those out even whipping out his phone to calculate the km/h (170) to mph conversion. I pushed him a good bit on the mph limit and he allowed that if the speed was briefly higher later in the break in period it was probably not a big deal. He also said there was no need to stay on secondary roads because of the "varying engine and road speed" requirement. Based on my experience on the autobahn that's certainly true - driving a constant speed for any great distance isn't going to happen. From 1200 to 3100 miles the limit is just a constant speed of no more than 137 although 155 for passing is ok. On my last leg in Germany approaching the Netherlands I did take it up to 137 briefly.
 

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The M2 break in limit for the first 1200 miles is to drive a varying engine and road speeds but not to exceed 5,500 rpm and 106 mph. My delivery specialist Tillman was very explicit in pointing those out even whipping out his phone to calculate the km/h (170) to mph conversion. I pushed him a good bit on the mph limit and he allowed that if the speed was briefly higher later in the break in period it was probably not a big deal. He also said there was no need to stay on secondary roads because of the "varying engine and road speed" requirement. Based on my experience on the autobahn that's certainly true - driving a constant speed for any great distance isn't going to happen. From 1200 to 3100 miles the limit is just a constant speed of no more than 137 although 155 for passing is ok. On my last leg in Germany approaching the Netherlands I did take it up to 137 briefly.
That's interesting. My Delivery guy just said to not go over 4,500 RPM and the usual - a couple of hundred miles go easy on tires and brakes.
I just looked at my manual and it is exactly the same for the M3 as you described above.
Glad I didn't read that before I had my ED though - although I was lower on the revs up until break in at 4,500 but blew that speed recommendation out of the water consistently :)
I gotta wonder why the speed restriction in any case as long as you are keeping the revs within the limits.
Anyone have any idea?
 

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I gotta wonder why the speed restriction in any case as long as you are keeping the revs within the limits.
Anyone have any idea?
I finally got what sounded to me the best explanation for the 1,200 mile speed restriction and break-in service: my delivery specialist at the Welt said that the oil used in the ///M cars differentials at the factory is a special formulation that doesn't have good properties for high speeds; specifically, he said it can begin to foam at high temperatures, which consequentially degrades it's lubricating and heat transfer properties. He said there is some metallurgical benefit during the break-in period for using this other fluid, which I didn't press for more information about.

I'm not an engineer nor a metallurgist, but from my experience as an environmental consultant, working around a lot of machine shops, I know that foaming/non-foaming and heat transfer properties of lubricants and machining fluids are very real and serious concerns in manufacturing processes. So, it seems reasonable to me that a very highly tuned performance drive train would need this kind of breaking in.

I bought it, at least. ;-)
 
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