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Cabriolet
12-05-2004, 06:42 PM
I'm wondering just how fast this car is in the 1/4 mile. I'm talking bone stock with original tires and the steptronic transmission. There are probably some impartial road tests from magazines and I am curious to know what times for this car have been. Any realistic numbers ?

Malachi
12-05-2004, 07:15 PM
I'm wondering just how fast this car is in the 1/4 mile. I'm talking bone stock with original tires and the steptronic transmission. There are probably some impartial road tests from magazines and I am curious to know what times for this car have been. Any realistic numbers ?

I think that most magazines have E39 540is running in the 14.5 range in the 1/4 and 6.2 0-60.

You can CLICK HERE (http://www.bmw540ifun.com/Dynos&QtrMile.htm) and get a few individuals' 1/4 mile times...couple of them are stock.

PropellerHead
12-05-2004, 07:30 PM
You can CLICK HERE (http://www.bmw540ifun.com/Dynos&QtrMile.htm) and get a few individuals' 1/4 mile times...couple of them are stock.Yes, and at least one of them AND the dyno is complete and utter BS. :p

I can't believe you'd even put it on your site.

GJR
12-06-2004, 05:37 AM
Here's a pretty good list- it's supposed to be compiled from all the major car magazines...

http://www.albeedigital.com/supercoupe/articles/0-60times.html

humanoid
12-06-2004, 04:40 PM
Yes, and at least one of them AND the dyno is complete and utter BS. :p

I can't believe you'd even put it on your site.

Agreed :thumbup:

humanoid
12-06-2004, 04:43 PM
I'm wondering just how fast this car is in the 1/4 mile. I'm talking bone stock with original tires and the steptronic transmission. There are probably some impartial road tests from magazines and I am curious to know what times for this car have been. Any realistic numbers ?


Stick is faster but, on an average would be 0-60 in 5.7-6.0 and 1/4 in about 14.0-14.3 :bigpimp: