I am new in this newsgroup and so please excuse me if this topic has been
already dealth with in the past.
I recently bought a 2nd hand E39 525 TDS Touring (1997). It is in very good
conditions and it has "only" 150.000 Km (not so much in 9 years).
Now, before the E39, I had a completely different type of car (Ford Mondeo
2.0 16V, stolen), which makes me a bit unsatisfied about the performances of
the E39 in terms of acceleration.
To better explain, if I accelerate when I am at less than 2000 rpm the car
does not react at all, expecially if I am in 4th or 5th gear.
I checked at BMW the general conditions of the electronics and everything
seems to be OK. So maybe the car is like this since its design.
Is it normal according to your experiences ?
Someone suggested me to perfom a chip tuning, but I am a bit worried as I
would not like to damage the engine, which is in very good conditions but
it's not new.
Do yo have any suggestion on this ? Do you know any chip tuner in ITALY
(Roma) who is really professional and reliable ? There are so many advises
that you cannot easily distinguish the serious ones.
Thanks a lot in advance for you precious inputs. Alberto