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      05-17-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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New Review - Popular Mechanics

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...?click=pm_news

Yet another goood one.
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      05-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Interesting here that they claim the M button "overboosts" the turbos. It seems like they're claiming that the M button turns on the over boost function, giving you a permanent 370 ft-lbs of torque instead of the 5 or 7 seconds as advertised.
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      05-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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They're wrong and mixing it all up.
The button activates the overboost, but just for 5 seconds? So after that you have to deactivate it and activate it again to have 5 secs of overbosst?

I'd say someone over there got to think before writing!

Overboost is for the lower revs, giving you more torque without effecting the maximum bhp-output. It's activating and deactiving itself. There is no "magic" power-button involved like in the M5. Start to believe!
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      05-17-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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The button has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Full throttle at low RPM and high load activates the overboost. It isn't KERS!
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