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28th November 2009 07:47 PM
bzabodyn Watched the video a few times now and it still amazes me every time I watch it... i'm surprised the gas gauge doesn't move to empty faster than the rpms when you're cruising over 8k!!!

BZ
28th November 2009 07:09 PM
PMac Ha ha - M5Board infamy is spreading (kinda)

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Drive_on_the_Autobahn

Scroll down to the section labeled "Stay Alert", and find the hidden link...
26th November 2009 10:09 PM
beastm5_pwr how i'd kill to drive on the autobahn...
26th November 2009 05:59 PM
RussRamz
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Originally Posted by M-bitious View Post
Ah so I was very close to the freezing bit on my run
Do you know what the gps speed was at an indicated 211 mph?
The GPS was 197 mph. I used a WAAS enabled GPS receiving WAAS signals around Frankfurt Intl. The GPS was accurate.
26th November 2009 10:52 AM
Ahmed
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Originally Posted by RussRamz View Post
The speedo stops indicating at 211 mph. At the same time the car dropped out of MDM mode and DSC completely disengaged (without my intervention)
Interesting observation! Is this standard for all M5's?
26th November 2009 09:16 AM
M-bitious
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The speedo stops indicating at 211 mph. At the same time the car dropped out of MDM mode and DSC completely disengaged (without my intervention), however the car continued to accelerate (on the GPS) while the speedo stopped and froze at 211 mph.
Ah so I was very close to the freezing bit on my run
Do you know what the gps speed was at an indicated 211 mph?
26th November 2009 09:13 AM
M-bitious
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Originally Posted by techiehost View Post
according to vimulator an M5 will go about 213 on a 3% downgrade.
It will do over 300 mph when dropped from a plane
26th November 2009 09:09 AM
M-bitious
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Originally Posted by Stormster View Post
Read again, 208
Ok I read it again:
"its quite easy to get past 200 on the GPS, and even at 208 it wasn;t quite touching 8000rpm".

You wrote about GPS speed in this sentence. Where does it say the 208 was on the speedometer or HUD?
26th November 2009 08:52 AM
techiehost
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The speedo stops indicating at 211 mph. At the same time the car dropped out of MDM mode and DSC completely disengaged (without my intervention), however the car continued to accelerate (on the GPS) while the speedo stopped and froze at 211 mph.
according to vimulator an M5 will go about 213 on a 3% downgrade.
26th November 2009 08:49 AM
RussRamz
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So you reached 218 mph on the speedo?? That's close to 350 km/h. I am not saying you're lying, I am just very surprised. Are you basing your gps speed on a ticket you once got? The difference between speedometer and gps is not always the same percentage. Usually the higher the speed, the bigger the difference. But I do welcome your new video. Did Russ actually tell this board what his HUD was displaying at top speed? Anyone?
The speedo stops indicating at 211 mph. At the same time the car dropped out of MDM mode and DSC completely disengaged (without my intervention), however the car continued to accelerate (on the GPS) while the speedo stopped and froze at 211 mph.
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