|09-24-2012, 04:11 AM||#1|
Private First Class
Drives: z4 35i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: alhambra, ca
Is there a mpg limit on the freeway when the z4 is new
I remember other new cars I had, I was not supposed to drive over 65 mph within the first 5k miles. With our Z4, do we have a limit on how fast we could drive the car within certain new miles. I have hurt someone said I can't go over 80mph during the first 10k miles. Is that true? Or our Z4 has no restriction on it at all?
|09-25-2012, 06:00 PM||#2|
Drives: 2002 M3, 2011 Z4, & her 740Li
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: mild mediterranean breezes
from Page 112 of Owner's Manual for '11 35i
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
Engine and differential
Always obey the official speed limits.
Up to approx. 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Drive at varying engine and road speeds but do
▷ 4,500 rpm or 100 mph/160 km/h.
Do not drive with full-throttle operation, and do
not use the transmission's kickdown mode or
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full traction
potential until after an initial breaking-in period.
Drive conservatively for the first 200 miles/
Brakes require an initial break-in period of approx.
300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
The clutch requires an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to function at an optimal
During this break-in period, engage the clutch
Following part replacement
The same breaking in procedures should be observed
if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
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