Originally Posted by TrackRat
The top speed limiter is a PITA and insult to me as a customer. One bloke claimed it was because the tires were not speed rated for higher speeds - as if BMW couldn't install the proper speed tires... It's just a means to get extra bucks from customers via exploitation IMO.
BMW will remove the limiter for you if you buy the 'drivers package'. It consists of a performance driving course at the M school - you don't even have to attend and they will de limit your car but it is $$$$. Speak to your local dealership for more info.