Are you confusing a pre delivery inspection with a 1200 mile run in service (which was occurring in the e46 m3 days). Don’t think many owner would agree to taking delivery of their m cars until it’s 1200 mile run in service was completed.Shouldn’t be delivered until that’s done. I used to work for BM and one of the perks was doing the run ins on the M cars. We put the miles on!
I’ve had a few M cars and then went on to work in sales for BMW. Never ever heard of this bullshit you speak of. New cars are delivered generally with 5-20 miles on the clock dependent on location as some dealerships have compounds away from the actual showroom. 1200 mile running in service has been in place for a long time. No one in their right mind would accept a ‘new’ car with 1200 miles on the clock.No. Up until just before the new year I used to do the experience delivery for BMW. Part of that role was to run in all M cars and get their run in service done. A lot of fun.