Well that was quick - 2009 BMW M3 Long-Term Road Test
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2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3: Well that was quick

April 22, 2009

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We just finished the break-in and ran our new arrival to the track for initial testing yesterday -- results to follow shortly. Maybe we ran it to redline a few times during testing (yup), maybe it's normal protocol to change the first sumpful of oil after the car's initial break-in, but after the M3 sedan had a night to consider such things, the dash offered the international symbol for "look at me," or the exclamation point within a red triangle. Navigating (quite easily I might add) the new iDrive menus brought this message. It didn't offer this guilt-ridden message 40 miles ago, mind you, so the implication that we ignored it is false. Sheesh, layoff, okay? More to come.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 1,305 miles

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