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      08-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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"limit" warning light

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When driving at a brisk speed a warning light comes up stating "limit". Is there any reason for this warning other than I'm letting the M breath?

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      08-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hello,

When driving at a brisk speed a warning light comes up stating "limit". Is there any reason for this warning other than I'm letting the M breath?

Thank you!
You can set a speed warning limit to sound at whatever speed you choose. Sounds like you exceeeded the limit that the alarm was set at. I have mine set at 100mph. You can deactivate it if you so desire.
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You can set a speed warning limit to sound at whatever speed you choose. Sounds like you exceeeded the limit that the alarm was set at. I have mine set at 100mph. You can deactivate it if you so desire.
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      08-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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You can set a speed warning limit to sound at whatever speed you choose. Sounds like you exceeeded the limit that the alarm was set at. I have mine set at 100mph. You can deactivate it if you so desire.
Duh! Thanks
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just turn it off. i will sometimes set mine for an upper limit at the track for the front straight. lets me know when ive reached the speed i want to enter turn 1 in without having to watch for it on the gauges.
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just turn it off. i will sometimes set mine for an upper limit at the track for the front straight. lets me know when ive reached the speed i want to enter turn 1 in without having to watch for it on the gauges.
That's actually a really good idea!!

When I first saw the limit option I thought it was the speed over the speed limit for the road you're on since I'd heard some new Mercs do that, and initially I thought that'd be a convenient feature if the data was there for enough roads. It took me a while to figure out that it was just a set number -- which makes me wonder why the default number is 6 MPH....
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thanks. and as my skill improve i hope to up that number a little each time out
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just turn it off. i will sometimes set mine for an upper limit at the track for the front straight. lets me know when ive reached the speed i want to enter turn 1 in without having to watch for it on the gauges.
Interesting idea - thanks for the tip!
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mines at 120, it gets annoying if its too low
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mines up to 145 now.
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Honestly I read the manual before the car even arrived, but failed to connect the warning with that feature as I never set it up. I thought it was more a warning that had to do with breaking in the car or some kind of way to limit any liability for BMW. Yes we make a car you can go really fast in but we warned you as you passed twice the speed limit...
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Set it at 100MPH for break-in...After that I usually just turn the thing off.
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Set it at 100MPH for break-in...After that I usually just turn the thing off.
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