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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 12-18-2010, 09:54 AM
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130 on the Autobahn doing ED. The car was way more comfortable at that speed than I was.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:50 PM
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130 on the Autobahn doing ED. The car was way more comfortable at that speed than I was.
I always hear about the Autobahn. What is the speed limit on that?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:10 PM
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I always hear about the Autobahn. What is the speed limit on that?
I'm surprised you don't know. It's quite famous for having derestricted sections (no limit, suggestion of 130km/h)

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Old 12-21-2010, 05:07 PM
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I always hear about the Autobahn. What is the speed limit on that?
In most places in good weather, there is no limit. There are limits in some places, and, there are limits posted via electronic signs above each lane when conditions call for it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:42 PM
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Just remember that it is not that efficient. In their procedure, they will trigger the radar gun at the very last minute. That too late beep beep won't help much that point.

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Old 12-22-2010, 03:13 PM
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Just remember that it is not that efficient. In their procedure, they will trigger the radar gun at the very last minute. That too late beep beep won't help much that point.

Ask me how I know.

What did you invest in? A jammer?


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Old 12-22-2010, 08:42 PM
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Seriously can't imagine how you can enjoy how a BMW handles as slow as you drive .
Generally, roads in the Northeast are not suitable for higher speeds for various reasons.

I-68 is mountainous from the get-go in Hancock, MD. There are steep gradients combined with curves that limit the maximum speed going up or downhill. The 40mph limit in Cumberland is stupid but warranted in some respects (should be 50mph). I haven't gone beyond the WV line on that highway but weather is unpredictable west of the Continental divide.

I-70 west of Frederick carries moderate traffic including a fair amount of tractor trailer traffic, and there are a few gradients.

I-95 in MD carries far too much traffic and traditionally has too many accidents anyway. Pavement quality varies. Ditto for US-50.

I've driven many major roads in my region, enough to get a somewhat accurate sense of the reasonable speeds. See attached- blue regions indicate "derestricted zones" in a sense.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:42 PM
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Generally, roads in the Northeast are not suitable for higher speeds for various reasons.

I-68 is mountainous from the get-go in Hancock, MD. There are steep gradients combined with curves that limit the maximum speed going up or downhill. The 40mph limit in Cumberland is stupid but warranted in some respects (should be 50mph). I haven't gone beyond the WV line on that highway but weather is unpredictable west of the Continental divide.

I-70 west of Frederick carries moderate traffic including a fair amount of tractor trailer traffic, and there are a few gradients.

I-95 in MD carries far too much traffic and traditionally has too many accidents anyway. Pavement quality varies. Ditto for US-50.

I've driven many major roads in my region, enough to get a somewhat accurate sense of the reasonable speeds. See attached- blue regions indicate "derestricted zones" in a sense.
Azn you and I drive some of the same roads and still say you can't really enjoy the X3 to its fullest extent until you take it up a notch.

Maybe some day I can take you out for a "Drive" and show you what I mean. Don't worry insurance is paid up and I won't go completely ballistic

OR ------ Maybe to play it safe you should try one of the local rallys?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:18 AM
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I've discovered the X3's capabilities time and time again on the roads in the Appalachian Range and Blue Ridge in central VA. The roads there can be nearly as good as what is found in the Alps of Germany/Austria. Here's one from Highland County, a nice cambered corner at the beginning/end of a mountain gradient. Hitting the corners on a 9-10% downhill gradient at 70km/h puts a lot of weight on one corner of the vehicle, but the stiff suspension handles it quite well.



Seeing as how I average 1 moving violation per year and have paid $700 altogether the last 3 years to 2 localities in the state, I'll choose wisely. Truth be told, I always get caught when I'm not intentionally going fast, rather when I commute home or somewhere routine.

In the interest of disclosure, I've done a couple track/car control days so although I never imagine to be a F1 driver, I have some basic knowledge.

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:53 PM
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I have to say, noticing they changed the max speed from 150 to 130 is A OK with me. I can't imagine driving 130 mph and what the look on the officer's face might be. he might actually pull out his gun. lol

The fastest I think I've gone is 104...and that's plain wrong. lol What's the fastest you have gone?
How fast in a car? -- 153 MPH in my wife's 2008 535Xit on the A9 in Germany during our 2nd ED. I'm not sure how we were able to go 153 MPH when the car is supposed to be speed limited to 150 MPH -- but 155 MPH was on the speedo and the GPS confirmed an actual 153MPH. Maybe that's something I'll need to have 60 Minutes investigate. For details on how fast on a bike PM me...
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:59 PM
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:39 PM
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Truth be told, I always get caught when I'm not intentionally going fast, rather when I commute home or somewhere routine.
This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the Head Up Display option -- you're always aware of your speed since it's "floating" above your hood. No joking, the HUD has saved me at least $1000 in tickets over the past 5 years.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:48 AM
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please record you speeds here so i can have them engraved on your tombstones

easy now the greater the speed the grater the damage
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:32 PM
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please record you speeds here so i can have them engraved on your tombstones

easy now the greater the speed the grater the damage
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Unlike Ireland, the US is quite big and has rather monotonous stretches of motorways. In Virginia, we have to drive far for services. Everything is an hour away. Usually, the next big city or town is 60 minutes or more.

I will admit that there's little reason to be jetting more than 160km/h even on a speed run. On the absolute fastest stretches in rural VA and NC, I usually set cruise at 140km/h.
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