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Old 10-23-2014, 04:06 PM
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How fast have you gone? Personal highest BMW automobile top speed photos/videos:

Photo and/or video evidence is a lot more convincing than so many tall tales, so here is your chance to show your own personal highest top speed in your BMW.

How fast have YOU gone?

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Old 10-23-2014, 05:22 PM
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270kph or roughly translated to 168mph on our ED last year. My wife and I grabbed an e92 M3 from BMW on demand at the welt after drooping our 335 at login/logout. Hit a nice stretch of Autobahn!

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Old 10-23-2014, 07:10 PM
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130 on the autobahn. I don't take pictures when I drive.

On the way out, I got mysel to 105 in the right lane to get oriented and used to the speed. After a bit, I ran it up to 130, but went back down to 100 for the rest of that leg. The car was more comfortable at 130 than I was.

Coming back, after driving it for over a week, I settled in at 125, which I did for over an hour until traffic caused me to slow down approaching Munich.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:06 PM
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270kph or roughly translated to 168mph on our ED last year. My wife and I grabbed an e92 M3 from BMW on demand at the welt after drooping our 335 at login/logout. Hit a nice stretch of Autobahn!

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Cool story, but:

A. Not your car, and...

B. Your photo shows about 235 kph (about 146 mph), far short of your 168 mph claimed.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:11 PM
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130 on the autobahn. I don't take pictures when I drive.

On the way out, I got mysel to 105 in the right lane to get oriented and used to the speed. After a bit, I ran it up to 130, but went back down to 100 for the rest of that leg. The car was more comfortable at 130 than I was.

Coming back, after driving it for over a week, I settled in at 125, which I did for over an hour until traffic caused me to slow down approaching Munich.
You posted no photo/video proof, but if it did actually happen, at least you reached your vehicle's top speed (130 mph).
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:14 PM
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Why do some drive with their fog lights on, when there is no fog?

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Old 10-23-2014, 08:53 PM
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Cool story, but:



A. Not your car, and...



B. Your photo shows about 235 kph (about 146 mph), far short of your 168 mph claimed.

A. Where does it say it has to be my car? That's #1. 2nd I'm driving. 3rd my wife is trying to get a shot of the speedo over my shoulder while trying not to get us killed. That was the best she could do.

I did hit 270kph. Wife even hit around 150mph or so.

Can you do better? Seriously doubt it.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:52 PM
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While in Germany, had our rental 3 series wagon diesel up to 225 km/hr for 10 minutes or so just outside of Stuttgart. Typical cruising speed was between 180 and 190.

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:08 PM
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A. Where does it say it has to be my car?
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Photo and/or video evidence is a lot more convincing than so many tall tales, so here is your chance to show your own personal highest top speed in your BMW.
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I did hit 270kph.
...in a car with a 250kph (155mph) speed limiter? Epic.

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:09 PM
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While in Germany, had our rental 3 series wagon diesel up to 225 km/hr for 10 minutes or so just outside of Stuttgart. Typical cruising speed was between 180 and 190.
Now THAT, I believe.

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Old 10-24-2014, 08:21 AM
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:30 AM
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140mph in the wife's 320i. 155 07 530i. A6 and A7. I dont usually go that fast. Crusing speed is around 100-110 mph. Both cars do that effortlessly pluss it gives you time to react to ttaffic... or the black audi wagon engaging its hyperdrive... always a audi wagon. . And always black.

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:12 PM
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140mph in the wife's 320i. 155 07 530i. A6 and A7. I dont usually go that fast. Crusing speed is around 100-110 mph. Both cars do that effortlessly pluss it gives you time to react to ttaffic... or the black audi wagon engaging its hyperdrive... always a audi wagon. . And always black.

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Lol, we saw many versions of Darth Vader's Audi estate doing that too, but we also saw many BMW wagons do that...and always black, just like you said.

Not doubting your claim (especially in light of the photo), but almost all 320i vehicles have a top speed limiter of 130 mph, and I would not have thought that 180 horsepower would be enough to do 140 mph. Was hers stock? What tires?

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:20 PM
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I wish I had my GoPro 6 years ago... Not to share the speedo but the gas gauge.

Exceeded 140mph in a bit of no mans land going from California to Colorado.

I found that the hood of the car was noisy and very unstable at around 125, but as soon as I hit 140 it was eerily calm.

I was in awe to watch the gas gauge move as I went along.. And then ran out of road and resumed a sane speed and then was near the Colorado border and not willing to pay for another ticket that year.

On ramps have always been my weakness. I was caught in Idaho and three days later in Wisconsin by police who tagged me on the luxuriously winding and long on ramps.

The lesson I have learned, Idaho has the most affordable speeding tickets and some of the best road visibility.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:59 AM
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Lol, we saw many versions of Darth Vader's Audi estate doing that too, but we also saw many BMW wagons do that...and always black, just like you said.

Not doubting your claim (especially in light of the photo), but almost all 320i vehicles have a top speed limiter of 130 mph, and I would not have thought that 180 horsepower would be enough to do 140 mph. Was hers stock? What tires?
We factory direct ordered her 320i (us spec). Regardless, if you order a 320i with sport pack AND staggered summer setup, you get the 155 limiter. if im not mistsken the website states this too.

The 320 with the 8zf auto trans is a match made in heaven. Agreed, on level road ot starts to struggle past 135ish. But really... how many times do I go that fast? Very rarely. 100-110 in both cars is perfect.

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Old 10-26-2014, 12:48 AM
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155 in my 07 530i. But the fastest I've ever gone was in my other car. This is a frame out of the video I took.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:32 AM
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I have the saddest tale. Germany, 65 mph.

I did European delivery and it was either raining or pouring rain the entire trip. You either couldn't see or the Autobahn had speed restrictions. Luckily, there were a few hours that it didn't rain and was only cloudy. However, I was driving in the city then.
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How fast have you gone? Personal highest BMW automobile top speed photos/videos:

184.

Also, I'm not retarded enough to take my hands off the wheel to take a picture, so you'll just have to take my word for it
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:58 AM
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184.

Also, I'm not retarded enough to take my hands off the wheel to take a picture, so you'll just have to take my word for it
I wouldn't do that either. That's why you mount a GoPro to your steering column and then press record and and get those butt cheeks puckering lol!
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...in a car with a 250kph (155mph) speed limiter? Epic.

Ummm German spec M3s DO NOT have 155mph speed limiters. Come on guy use your melon. Now that would be epic!
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:45 PM
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Living close to the Autobahn would be cool. In America they will throw you in jail, Impound your car and revoke your liscens if you get caught going that fast. Toll roads in Texas very early in the morning or late at night are empty. That's really the only times you can pull it off.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:04 PM
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...or at the Texas Mile...
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:18 PM
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...or at the Texas Mile...
True but its only a mile. That's all you get. It is safer and legal. But a mile in most cars is not enough to see most cars top speed.
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