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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:46 AM
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I may be wrong but I have done some drag racing in the past in both cars and motorcycles ... Launching very well is a key to get good acceleration times. Just pushing the pedal to the metal sometimes don't just cut it. In case of automatics, you need to ramp up to its stall speed and find the right rpm range for shifting.
I acknowledge that your skills and experience are greater than my own and I am not arguing with the facts you cite, only their relevance in the situation we are discussing (or perhaps we aren't discussing the same situation?) Launching from a start and hitting the gas at freeway speeds are two different beasts.

I still maintain that my mother mashing the pedal at 50+ and you mashing the pedal (or even playing with the autos gears a bit) at the same speed where your car is suffering from a ~10% power shortfall will result in dear old mom winning.

Maybe we could set up a race. I'll ask my mom tonight. She's been doing a lot of short-track recently so I'm sure she'd be up for a quick contest - how much money will you be bringing?

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:48 AM
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Hey Bill,
Listen thats the first ever time Ive heard that. . . I mean speedometers become inaccurate and need to be recalibrated when they are tampered with or if they get broken or something. . .
I dont know if thats right about the speed being understated then what it actually says on the speedometer. SO in any case that nite I went 240km/h approximately 150mph . . .and the car would go even more but I was already ahead of the bikes and didnt want to go faster then that....so jus slowed down. . .but given a straight course it can go even faster. . .I mean the limiter in my OBC module which can be manually set to give a speed limit warning , goes all the way up to 299km/h or 186mph. . . so given a straight road (AUTOBAHN ) I think it can achieve that speed.
However my point being even at 150mph I still was going 145mph which is faster than 210km/h which therefore proves my point that the website is Bull****

You have to tell me more about this speedometer story and POS???? Maybe this is true for US models but not Canadian Models because I dont even think my 750 has a limiter....or maybe it does
Data is per BMW's official documentation (the TIS, believe). I've posted the link here before but can't find it right now. Yes, it is possible that it is only for the lawyer-target-rich US environment and the more reasonable countries like Canada have the inaccuracy removed.


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Old 07-25-2005, 12:14 PM
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Data is per BMW's official documentation (the TIS, believe). I've posted the link here before but can't find it right now. Yes, it is possible that it is only for the lawyer-target-rich US environment and the more reasonable countries like Canada have the inaccuracy removed.


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So what do you mean by the inaccuarcy being removed from more reasonable countries like Canada?
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:21 PM
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I acknowledge that your skills and experience are greater than my own and I am not arguing with the facts you cite, only their relevance in the situation we are discussing (or perhaps we aren't discussing the same situation?) Launching from a start and hitting the gas at freeway speeds are two different beasts.

I still maintain that my mother mashing the pedal at 50+ and you mashing the pedal (or even playing with the autos gears a bit) at the same speed where your car is suffering from a ~10% power shortfall will result in dear old mom winning.

Maybe we could set up a race. I'll ask my mom tonight. She's been doing a lot of short-track recently so I'm sure she'd be up for a quick contest - how much money will you be bringing?

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LOL...Competition!!..hmm...I just got a 530i in May for my Wife as I personally have a x5 v8...honestly thought of the 545i originally until Josh So told me they are coming out with the 550i where the active steering will be an option.

As for drag racing, I still follow up some but when you get older, your interest fades. But I do have a stock 2000 zx9r that I just dynoed at a small 134 rear wheel hp that I'll go heads up with the 540i. I'm pretty confident I can probably do about 135mph at the end of the 1/4 with not much work and if I practice more (and I haven't) can push to about 140mph.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:43 PM
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Let's take on the "real" competition

Come on guys we should be drag racing Infiniti G35's / M45's etc. and M-Benz E500's not each other!
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:53 PM
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Come on guys we should be drag racing Infiniti G35's / M45's etc. and M-Benz E500's not each other!
I think Bill was trying to make a joke. But friendly competition isn't bad...Before I got the 530i I considered the M45...great features imo..but looks didn't strike me especially the rosewood interior.
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