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      09-24-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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Top Speed hit in your m3? (legally)

Hey guys just wondering what the highest top speeds are for our m3s and what mods they were achieved with.

Mines 180. Had my passenger take a picture of it while we were on the runway.

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i am just curious how you achived that and in what gear? I once on a closed course tried reaching the max speed of the car, and i found out that the car can get to 120/130 rather quickly. When i tried getting around the 140+ mark, the accleratation slowed down, and the car had more vibrations, and that's when i slowed down and couldn't see what 150+ feels like...that's when a heavier 5 series comes in handy.

does hot weather or higher oil temperature affect the car not reaching top speed quicker, perhaps?
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Hey guys just wondering what the highest top speeds are for our m3s and what mods they were achieved with.

Mines 180. Had my passenger take a picture of it while we were on the runway.

post them up!
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My top speed this morning on the 405 was about 17mph
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My top speed this morning on the 405 was about 17mph
Isn't that the truth!

The 5 and 405 are horrrrrible
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LOL same here bro... i wanna kill my sienna....
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This is what mine looks like:

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I've hit an indicated 169 . But isn't there a limiter or something? Cuz it cuts out at 7k in 6th unless I'm going down hill.
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211mph on the dyno:

Holy shit!

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Holy shit!

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my neck hurts just watching this.

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Done on a closed runway, rented out by our local car enthusiast group.
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i am just curious how you achived that and in what gear? I once on a closed course tried reaching the max speed of the car, and i found out that the car can get to 120/130 rather quickly. When i tried getting around the 140+ mark, the accleratation slowed down, and the car had more vibrations, and that's when i slowed down and couldn't see what 150+ feels like...that's when a heavier 5 series comes in handy.

does hot weather or higher oil temperature affect the car not reaching top speed quicker, perhaps?
The altitude of where you tried to achieve this plays a role in your results. If your m3 is not tuned I believe the car cuts off at 155mph. If you're tuned I think 185mph is the max and as for Ess I GUESS over 200mph
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BMWs seem to have soft limiters or inaccurate tachs. Hit an indicated 170mph in my 08 M5. Got there fast but just stayed there going up and down 1mph whether I was in 6th or 7th. Felt very planted, which I'd expect given that they're rated at 205 mph with just governor removal.

Have only taken the M3 to 130 or so, but I have no doubt stock with the limiter removed it's an easy 180mph car. German autobahns are very nice...
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A picture of a speedometer doesn't mean shit. Speedometers are not accurate. They read over at least 3% - 5%, some more. This has been discussed on this forum a thousand times. 161 on GPS indicated well over 170 on my speedo.
161 is where we are limited electronically. Mine is now removed, which has been confirmed with an indicated 165 on GPS. That was against a pretty good headwind and that's where I backed off due to losing the window seals around the doors. One downside of a coupe vs. sedan.
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