Best way to run in the F56 MCS
So what are others' thoughts on how best to run in the third generation MCS?
The manual is likely to say to take it easy for the first 1,000 miles, but how relevant is that today as engines are bed in at the factory?
I've always take some care during the first 1,000 miles, but I've still red lined cars during this period and have always been very pleased with rolling road hp results, fuel economy and oil consumption:
R50 Cooper, manufacturer claimed 115hp, rolling road tested at 126hp standard, 50 UK mpg achieved if driven very gently.
R56 Cooper S, manufacturer claimed 175hp, rolling road tested at 191hp standard, 50 UK mpg achieved if driven very gently.
I've also read references on the internet about pushing an engine hard (using specific methods) during the first 20 miles to ensure the rings are completely sealed.