I know what you mean about older dervs power delivery - My old Lean FR had a delivery like you mentioned. I liked it too.
I go hot and cold on the idea of a remap though. I was just reading a thread about DPFs and am now on a cold phase!
Black 330d E90 LCI M Sport Saloon Auto. Privacy Glass, Cream Leather, 6FL, I-Drive/Nav/Bluetooth, Alpine hifi upgrade.