Cold Start - 2002 BMW M3 Long-Term Road Test
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2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

2002 BMW M3: Cold Start

September 30, 2008

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I've always thought the variable redline tachometer in the M3 was a cool feature.

When I got into the car the other morning it was light up to 6,500 rpm. Even though I've stared at this gauge many times, it was at that moment that I noticed for the first time it lights up to 4,000 rpm.

It sent a cold shiver up my spine.

I've never lived in a climate where block heaters were needed. My hat's off to you folks who weather that kind of cold, but I'd rather stay here on the southern coast.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 62,590 miles


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