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Posted by ///M Blitz on December 28, 2000 at 16:40:42:

In Reply to: Top speed for 750i posted by Herbert on December 28, 2000 at 16:04:30:

The E32 750i and 750iL are artificially limited to 155 mph; however, BMW's own literature and others such as Dinan claim that the 88-91 cars have an unlimited top speed of around 180 mph. That always appear high to me given the car's weight and power, but... Those cars had the 3:15 diff. The 92-94 cars had the 3:64 diff and while quicker, their unlimited top speed was supossed to be "only" 160 mph.

My 1989 U.S. E32 750iL was a European delivery. After proper break-in, I drove it between Rosenheim and Munich and touched 158 mph a couple of times (we drove at dawn to avoid traffic).

There maybe others with more info.

CC
83 528e (original owner 185K miles)
88 M6 (original owner 29K miles)
89 750iL (original owner 55K miles)
98 M3 (original owner)



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