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      10-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #29
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Drives: 340i M-sport AT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago

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Originally Posted by Red Bread View Post
Haha, the little things are important. If it makes you feel any better, the recent turbo charged engines don't really provide anything useful much past 5k, so you won't have to deal with it often.
My 135i MT pulls quite nicely to 6000-6200rpm.
On a hard accel run I don't shift until then.
Even a run to near red line and my 135i is still pulling.
Granted it is pulling with a good bit less force beyond 6500rpm, but the N54 revs out very nicely.
Shifting at 5k feels like a slower overall run, though it feels stronger as you're in the thickness of the turbo's prodigious amount of torque.
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