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Re: 140mph on the Autobahn in a BMW 520. (archive)

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Posted by Scott G on March 04, 1999 at 04:19:59:

In Reply to: Steering "play" at high speeds? posted by HSJ on March 02, 1999 at 22:31:44:

I had the chance to take a 520 (yes a 520 with an inline 6, and no we don't have them here) out on the Autobahn while in Germany at an Audi driving school back in October. The BMW was very sensitive to any cross wind so you really had to pay attention. We hit speeds of close to 140 mph at times on the unlimited sections. I also drove an Opel Vectra at high speed and experienced the same thing. Hey, you shouldn't have a BIG GULP in your hand at those speeds anyhow. I don't think the steering gets more sensitive, its just the fact that when you go that fast speed increases how much the car moves this way or that. You simply have less time to react to movement, thus it takes longer to get back in your lane after you stray.
Its not a problem, it's just the speed man.

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