Originally Posted by Radiation Joe
Let's get one thing straight. If it was necessary to treat the engine significantly different for the first 1200 miles, the engine would be electronically limited during that time. This would be very easy for BMW to do. It isn't electronically limited. Draw your own conclusions.
They have to sell the cars, too. And maybe the odd hot-foot acceleration is not so bad, but doing it as a habit could still have consequences.
Just because you're not nannied into a behavior doesn't mean it's not a good idea.