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View Poll Results: Just how fast have you been?
up to 100mph (haven't we all?) 24 9.72%
101 - 120mph (not bad) 58 23.48%
121 - 140mph (getting there) 77 31.17%
141 - 160 (been there...) 52 21.05%
161+ (you go girl!!!) 36 14.57%
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Old 02-18-2002, 02:48 PM   #46
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Here is the URL:
http://www.bmwusa.com/welcome.cfm?code=Home

Go to 330CI then to Technical Data
You will find this:
Performance


Drag coefficient
Cd
0.32


Top speed1
mph
128


Acceleration 0-60 mph2
sec
6.4 (7.0)

If you go to M3
You find this:


Performance


Drag coefficient
Cd
0.33


Top speed1
mph
155


Acceleration 0-60 mph2
sec
4.8

The 330 is limited to 126 in the USA. Feel free to check it all.
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Old 02-19-2002, 12:27 AM   #47
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Here is the URL:
http://www.bmwusa.com/welcome.cfm?code=Home

The 330 is limited to 126 in the USA. Feel free to check it all.
Oh, ok

I guess it would probably be worth it to import the euro spec models then...
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Old 02-19-2002, 07:44 AM   #48
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my fastest on the road in the UK is about 130mph, but i took a Dodge Viper up to just a shade over 200mph at Snetterton racetrack,i think i would describe it as .....fun!
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Old 02-19-2002, 10:11 AM   #49
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about 120 MPH in my 85 bmw 318i

have a 89 honda civc that I think 90 is the max

and we have a 93 ford aerostar the speedo is maxed at 95 MPH and I was at least 20 over, vans were never meant to be driven that fast for a reason
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Old 02-19-2002, 10:12 AM   #50
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I guess it would probably be worth it to import the euro spec models then...
I think it's all in the car's computer. A bit of magic and the US 330 will go the same as it's European sister (brother? )
The only thing I'm not sure is are the brakes in the US versions smaller... That was defenetly the case with Honda Accord Coupe. I used to have one and I compared the US/Canada spec. V6 with European (German) version 2.2. EU Accord had bigger and better brakes.
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Old 02-19-2002, 10:15 AM   #51
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I think it's all in the car's computer. A bit of magic and the US 330 will go the same as it's European sister (brother? )
That's also true
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The only thing I'm not sure is are the brakes in the US versions smaller... That was defenetly the case with Honda Accord Coupe. I used to have one and I compared the US/Canada spec. V6 with European (German) version 2.2. EU Accord had bigger and better brakes.
I doubt if they would put smaller brakes on the US spec...
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Fitting smaller brakes just wouldnt make any sense. just because the top speed is different, both cars have the same ability to accelerate and therefore need the same amount of stopping power.

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Old 02-21-2002, 09:25 PM   #53
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fastest Ive gone was 120 in my 87 CRX. It was about 1:30 A.M on I 94.
It wasnt anything major. Especially when you drive hella fast at night you dont get a vry good perspective of how fast your actually travelling. I made good time getting to the lake though HAAAAAA.
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Just clipped 190 in one of the race spec XJR 15's scared the living shit out of me, my brother in laws 220 will do about that but its a bit of a tank (Highly modified (Very Highly)).
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I have taken the 528e up to about 110, apparently almost exactly top speed. Owner's manual quotes 111 for '86 528e automatic (my car). Not that fast, but hopefully I'll get an E34 525i soon. Over the past year, I've exceeded 100 about 10 or so times, without much drama due to 225/50R16 tires and a car that's not that slow!
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Old 03-09-2002, 04:40 PM   #56
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i hit 162 (not bad for a 350 and a 3 speed auto), but that left me with a REALLY hot car that wouldn't start for a few hours, good thing the engines been rebuilt, almost cried, thought i killed it, my fastest passenger place speed was 203 (made me like blown 454 '57 chevy drag cars with nos :>)
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speed

wasnt driveing meself but went in this cosworth and holy shit. i av never been in a car so quick in my life. ive own cossys but this must be the beast of them all. going along hits 160 in no time then says hold on. me thinking yes very quick but then he hits the pedle and o my god. it starts burning rubber snakes slightly and o boy revs and speedo went totally off the clock. he said he is running 600ish horses which is nice but 890 foot pound of torque it scared the crap out of me.
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Old 03-16-2002, 09:52 AM   #58
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130-135mph on I-495, pegged the needle in my honda crx, but i never took the bmw out that fast yet, maybe 85-90mph.
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what kind of bmw?
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My car is slow, I got up to 111 mph before the smooth straight-away ended.
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