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Old 07-20-2012, 10:48 AM
gehmjc21 gehmjc21 is offline
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Mein Auto: 650i x drive retired
650i xdrive V 640d

This afternoon my wife and I drove from Florence to Nice. I was a few cars behind what looked to be a gran coupe for a while until I had a chance to pass the car. Turned out to be a 640d coupe, none m sport. It didn't look very aggressive from the rear so hence my confusion.
Anyways, I passed him doing 110ish (mph) and then the fun started. We ended up driving 60+ miles together (with a late addition of a 320d) through the Mediterranean coast anywheres from 85-125mph. Fun fun

Here's my issue....we hit a straight away. I was in sport mode. 4-5 car lengths in front of the 640 and I punched it (without using paddle shifters). I did NOT pull away quite like I would have imagined. We started at 75mph and floored it to about 125mph. I would say I gained 1-2 car lengths over that time.
Could he have been paddle shifting?
I'll be honest I thought I would have pulled much further away.
Either way it was a blast. We pulled into the toll booth and he was ahead of me and pulled away. I gunned is past him one last time. The m sport v8 growl made me smile.
So in closing, off the line I think the 650 was noticeably quicker. High speeds, seemed similar.
Sorry for the crappy review, I'm on my iPhone. I'll plug in my comp later!

Ps. Had a brand new Porsche Carrera (basic model) pass me on the way over today. He gunned it on a straight away and couldn't pull away from me! Hit 138 and it seemed like both cars had so much more. Of course then my wife yelled!

Cheers.
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Last edited by gehmjc21; 07-20-2012 at 11:09 AM.
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