BMW engines rev freely and sound wonderfull right to the red line..
7000rpm on petrol engines and 4800 rpm for the Euro diesels (thats high
for a diesel). I drive a diesel and even this manages to sound good
(nothing like as good as a 6 cylinder though!), loves to be worked hard
and pulls like a 330i despite being a lowly(?) 163hp 320d. It's a
I have owned my first BMW for 6-7 weeks now after Nissans and
Mitsubishi's over the last 10+ years. Well-engineered to me means the
quality feel of every component, the materials used and the tactile
sweet feel of every "click" of lever and switch. The gear shift is
smooth and precise, I have caught myself changing gear just to marvel
at the feel of it (OK I know, I know, I'm sad!) When you close the door
or trunk there is a wonderfull "chunk" sound, not a tinny clang. After
a couple of weeks of ownership it hit me that everyone who designed
this car put a hell of a lot of thought into every detail in making it
as refined as can be.
It feels "luxurious" and sporty without the need for a heap of silly
electronic gadgets which you won't care about when your are flying
round a corner at 10, 20 or 30mph faster than every other car you've
driven with your wife complaining that you are in a hurry and why are
you going so slow (yes, really! it's happen to me.)
Look around BMW news groups and chat boards long enough and you will
find people who after owning all sorts of other cars are now on their
3rd, 4th 5th, 6th BMW in a row.
Sorry to "wax lyrical"