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      06-09-2012, 07:12 AM   #18
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Drives: Jerez Black E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STL

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A 6-speed car like mine has enough power (good aero, that huge front air intake, and perfect gearing probably help too) to reach at least 184 on a GPS with the limiter removed in stock form, if you have enough road. It takes a while to get up there, but it'll get there. I'd bet on 188-190 as the true top speed, maybe a little less for a DCT car because it's dragging that tall 7th gear at thos speeds. There are plenty of videos out there of people with otherwise stock or near-stock M3's pulling 300kph on a GPS. But with stock power you need a LOT of road to get there because you spend so much time going a mile every 20 seconds and it takes 20+ seconds to get from 175 to 184. Every road is pretty short at 180+mph...

Last edited by Richbot; 06-09-2012 at 07:19 AM.