Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
That's not new. The E46 version also cuts out the compressor under hard acceleration. When maximum power is called for the compressor freewheels.
Thank you all for the responses.
I'll go deep on the thing.
Under hard acceleration we all know how it works, but I meant under "normal" acceleration. The alternator is supposed to produce the max. amount of power when breaking and cruising (that's a fact), so it won't drag the engine when accelerating... now, my questions is if the same happens to the compressor on the A/C (and maybe runs on the battery?)
Maybe it's a stupid question, but I can always tell how the A/C affects "every day" performance, and is something you can notice on every day driving (this is not new.. I know guys), so I was hoping that maybe the M3 had the ability to run the A/C on "reserve" electricity while accelerating. (Like an Hybrid car).