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hello everybody , friend just bougt a lemansblue/black 4.8 and we were wonderin how far this awesome car could go on an empty stretch of tarmac.
we know that it's limited to 246km/h but as we all know bmw speedometers are not that accurate. Does anybody know what would be its top speed on the speedo? :1:

All the best and thanks in advance :thumbsup:
 

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beho said:
hello everybody , friend just bougt a lemansblue/black 4.8 and we were wonderin how far this awesome car could go on an empty stretch of tarmac.
we know that it's limited to 246km/h but as we all know bmw speedometers are not that accurate. Does anybody know what would be its top speed on the speedo? :1:

All the best and thanks in advance :thumbsup:
I have seen just over 160mph in my 4.8is whereas I used to find my 4.6is would stop at 149mph and then slowly creep over the 150mph line. The 4.8is seems to reach 140+ much quicker too.
 

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yes. It definitely has a soft speed limiter around 120-125. I have hit it numerous times. It pulls great up till 120 then it just holds steady. I need to get a tune for it.

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Can't see going that fast in my X5...full of groceries !!!
 

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Well the 4.8is is a bit more than a grocery getter. It is my travel car and honestly.... It gees it for a 6k lbs vehicle. All in all it is a very fun vehilce. Just about on every trip of 500 miles I have spread her legs to 120ish, it hits a soft limiter around that speed and thats it. Surprisingly enough, the X5 is unbeleiveably stable and in control at higher sppeds.

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Well the 4.8is is a bit more than a grocery getter. It is my travel car and honestly.... It gees it for a 6k lbs vehicle. All in all it is a very fun vehilce. Just about on every trip of 500 miles I have spread her legs to 120ish, it hits a soft limiter around that speed and thats it. Surprisingly enough, the X5 is unbeleiveably stable and in control at higher sppeds.

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If I did that to my wife at 120 she'd kill me !!!!!!!!cherrsagai
 

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I think the max is around 160...I've hit 110 in my x5 3.0, but it was unstable and i chickened out :nono:
 

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The 4.8is is far from unstable.. around the holidays I was messing with a caddy on the freeway. The 4.8is held its own to 120ish, perfectly stable and able for much more...
 
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