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      08-14-2008, 03:18 AM   #23
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Hey bro im stationed in WEISBADEN GERMANY..and i can tell you personally that the american spec car doesnt max at 155.i was doing about 165 or 166 my self on autobahn 3 ..i have a us spec car also..the car intially wont go that fast during break in but my car got faster as i was finished with my 1200 mile service..now im 2700 miles.so that other guy was right its goes faster than 155 mph
Do you have the Silver Stone M3? I saw one down there one day at the PX. Mine is Jarez, I am usually at the gas station...
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      08-14-2008, 03:42 AM   #24
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165 mph on the autobahn in germany yesterday us spec!!!
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      08-14-2008, 03:45 AM   #25
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Yeah Man thats me with the ss2 19 in sun roof..is that your black cuope that i saw?..lol
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      08-14-2008, 04:19 AM   #26
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165 mph on the autobahn in germany yesterday us spec!!!
There is no difference. I have maxed out my Euro spec M3: 270km/h on the speedo. Although 20km/h speedo error seems a little much, 270km/h (=167mph) is what it indicated.
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There is no difference. I have maxed out my Euro spec M3: 270km/h on the speedo. Although 20km/h speedo error seems a little much, 270km/h (=167mph) is what it indicated.
So are you saying 270km is the max speed the M3 will go? I know I saw a Utube video and he broke 300km, I wonder if it was modified?
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Yeah Man thats me with the ss2 19 in sun roof..is that your black cuope that i saw?..lol
Yep black coupe. Not sure I saw your M3 then. The one I saw had carbon roof with red interior. Starting to wonder how many there are now????
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So are you saying 270km is the max speed the M3 will go? I know I saw a Utube video and he broke 300km, I wonder if it was modified?
I am saying that 270km/h is what the speedo shows when you hit the limiter (which should keep it under 250km/h real speed)
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the best o've been able to do is around 95. the roads in seattle are always clogged and so there's little-to-no opportunity to open it up a bit. have to take my car on a drive out of town i guess.
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well 165 mph is what it read..alot of ppl have been asking this question for a while...as i posted in my last thread i raced my partner 335 i it shut down at 155 mph and i went right passed him at 165 ..i use to have a 335 and they will only do 155....so i know the car is faster than what is proclaimed..
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There is no difference. I have maxed out my Euro spec M3: 270km/h on the speedo. Although 20km/h speedo error seems a little much, 270km/h (=167mph) is what it indicated.
You didn't choose the 'Drivers Package'? Just curious...


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the best o've been able to do is around 95. the roads in seattle are always clogged and so there's little-to-no opportunity to open it up a bit. have to take my car on a drive out of town i guess.
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270km/h seems to be the normal leeway built into all of these 250km/h speed limiters. I know of two guys how have also maxed out Audis to the same figure, one an S4 and the other an S3.

Though I did read somewhere that in the S5 if you held it at the speed limiter for a bit of time it relaxes and allowed you to put through it. Never did get the opportunity to try it out myself just to see if there was any truth in it.
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No. But I remember reading a post from someone with the drivers package: It will then do 280km/h real speed and the speedo shows 293 or so.
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My M3 consistently accelerates up to 170 mph on the speedo before the power cuts out. Power isn't really "cut", but it is limited enough that you can't get past 170. There is still plenty of power to keep accelerating, so it is a noticable event when the speed limiter steps in.

BMW claims it is limited to 155, so I would tend to believe that the speedo is just off by 15MPH at that speed.

Here are a few pictures of the speedo at the point power cuts out...(on the Autobahn, of course)

EDIT: This is a US spec car with no mods
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i can see the gas gauge moving in those pics. we need somebody with a GPS to confirm this.
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      08-15-2008, 07:10 AM   #39
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270km/h seems to be the normal leeway built into all of these 250km/h speed limiters. I know of two guys how have also maxed out Audis to the same figure, one an S4 and the other an S3.

Though I did read somewhere that in the S5 if you held it at the speed limiter for a bit of time it relaxes and allowed you to put through it. Never did get the opportunity to try it out myself just to see if there was any truth in it.
You might know why I asked.

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No. But I remember reading a post from someone with the drivers package: It will then do 280km/h real speed and the speedo shows 293 or so.
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      08-18-2008, 02:37 AM   #41
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My M3 consistently accelerates up to 170 mph on the speedo before the power cuts out. Power isn't really "cut", but it is limited enough that you can't get past 170. There is still plenty of power to keep accelerating, so it is a noticable event when the speed limiter steps in.

BMW claims it is limited to 155, so I would tend to believe that the speedo is just off by 15MPH at that speed.

Here are a few pictures of the speedo at the point power cuts out...(on the Autobahn, of course)

EDIT: This is a US spec car with no mods
Yo Krank ..man its crazy how many ppl are in disbelief..dude im i have been trying to tell ppl on this damn post that the m3 does faster than 155..theres no way it shust down plus i explained to them b 4 that my buddy ,who i was racing in his 335 shut down i blew by him man..an also i was racing this porche 911 and he was aslo doing about 170 and i was right on his ass(which was not smart) but i know his 911 wasnt cutting off at 155 ,,i guess we are fortunate to be here in germany so that we could go that fast..shame on the no believers!!! damn even with your pics thats proof lmao@ the m3 being off by 15 mph....my ass dude
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Yo Krank ..man its crazy how many ppl are in disbelief..dude im i have been trying to tell ppl on this damn post that the m3 does faster than 155..theres no way it shust down plus i explained to them b 4 that my buddy ,who i was racing in his 335 shut down i blew by him man..an also i was racing this porche 911 and he was aslo doing about 170 and i was right on his ass(which was not smart) but i know his 911 wasnt cutting off at 155 ,,i guess we are fortunate to be here in germany so that we could go that fast..shame on the no believers!!! damn even with your pics thats proof lmao@ the m3 being off by 15 mph....my ass dude
I didn't see anybody not believing this.


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      08-18-2008, 01:51 PM   #43
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Yo Krank ..man its crazy how many ppl are in disbelief..dude im i have been trying to tell ppl on this damn post that the m3 does faster than 155..theres no way it shust down plus i explained to them b 4 that my buddy ,who i was racing in his 335 shut down i blew by him man..an also i was racing this porche 911 and he was aslo doing about 170 and i was right on his ass(which was not smart) but i know his 911 wasnt cutting off at 155 ,,i guess we are fortunate to be here in germany so that we could go that fast..shame on the no believers!!! damn even with your pics thats proof lmao@ the m3 being off by 15 mph....my ass dude
We do believe but we are just jealous that you can try the max limiter legally.
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      08-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #44
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How about checking your GPS in the NAV, if you have it. I know the GPS does not lie, provided you have NAV in your vehicle. I also believe their is a max speed marker, so you don't have to stare at the 2nd Hump, as your blasting at 165+mph...

I have about 350 miles to break in. I can't wait.

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