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      02-03-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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Turbo kick @ 2500 RPM

Hi Guys,

Please forgive the noob questions. I am new to these turbo BMs.

I test drove my first 135i today and noticed the car was not as smooth as I expected when accelerating. The car is a 2008 model with @ 50,000 kms.

It seemed to me that around 2500 the turbos kick in noticeably. The car did not seem to be down on power or anything but it was not a smooth build up of power as the revs rose. Is this normal? Or does it need tuning?

Please forgive my ignorance but I've not driven a lot of 6 cylinder turbos. I was expecting a power deliver similar to a normally aspirated engine?

Thanks in advance.