The Auto Show of L.A. has brought a lot of attention towards the new BMW models. The Mini E, the potential launch of the new BMW Z4 and especially the unveil of the BMW 7-Series captured the eye of the audience without any doubt. Even so, the statement issued by BMW relating to the N54 Turbo lag can’t be overlooked.
Between June 2006 and March 2008, BMW has updated the software of the 335i/xi and 535i/xi models. They were trying to fix a noise problem, but unfortunately, they’ve created another one. The N54 Turbo lag is caused by the new software and it only appeared on the models which were created in that certain period of time. Even so, BMWs spokesman says that the N54 Turbo lag can’t be noticed in general and only a very attentive person can actually feel a difference.
The solution for getting rid of the N54 Turbo lag will be available for any BMW car built between June 2006 through September 2007. The new software could increase the engine noise, but it will be available for in January of 2009.