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.
I don't disagree necessarily, but what if you were in a situation where full power was needed? Say you made a mistake in trying to overtake on a two lane road and you need the extra power or it's game over with the semi coming at you? I think it's these types of liability concerns that prevent the mfr from limiting anything regarding the powertrain. Beyond that, you'll have numerous people complain that they paid BMW $70K for a car yet they can't use it to it's full potential, so I can only see legal issues preventing BMW frm doing this.