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      11-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by tdizzle View Post
Sure why not add that too, it's not like there are is any hardware they're adding to get the increased power. Just a tweak to the computer. (that's me being cynical about BMW charging $1k+ for something they could've just sold the car with originally)
They are giving you new hardware:
  • M Performance intake silencer,
  • M Performance engine cover,
  • M Performance plaque for the engine compartment,
  • M Performance stickers for the side sills,
  • new engine control device (vehicles built before November 2012)

Granted, only the new ECU is something that costs a significant amount of money, but all those little things (plus installation time/cost) do add up. They're not just a "free tune".
2018 X3 M40i - current
2016 M3 - sold
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 - sold
2012 M3 coupe - sold