Thread: 328xi abuse?
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      01-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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Drives: 09 328i SP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NJ

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Originally Posted by alexwhittemore View Post
Agree with the exception of letting it properly warm up. If it's CRAZY cold, the most you'd have to do is drive it slow (<50mph) for a minute before you unleash it on the highway. Otherwise, it's mostly just wasteful to let it 'warm up'.
I am curious about "warming" up the car myself. The other day I let my friend drive my car (the car was parked with the engine running for about 10-15 min since it was about 20 degrees outside). He drove it for about 1.5 - 2 miles and then redlined it while merging on the highway and the car shifted at 7K. IMO it just did not feel right.