You just hit the magic "real" break-in mileage. Most everyone I talked to said their BMW "opened" up at around 4,000 miles.JonW said:So I've got a mere 4,000 miles on my car after receiving it here in October (Euro delivery pickup in September). This week we're having the warmest weather since I got the car- up into the 80's here in Indiana. And shifting gears is, all of a sudden, really smooth. The shifter just drops into gear so smoothly. Acceleration even seems more fluid. This car keeps getting better. It's like buttah!