In Reply to: Re: Almost too embarased to post my M50 525iA 0-60 posted by Don on April 03, 1999 at 09:40:58:
In the UK you usually find cruising speeds between 80 and 85 on the main motorways. My experience of France is that they go faster - 90 is quite a common cruise speed for the main arteries to and from Paris.
I have a 530i and there are quite a few about. The 520i is by far the most common and 518i tend to sell at a discount when past their first owner. Having said that, I have a friend with a 518iT who thinks of it as the "fast" car in the family (cruises at ~95) because the other is a Merc 300SE with econo slushbox.
: For what is is worth.
: I just got back from Europe. I traveled the Italian autostrada, the British Motorways and the French motorways. I spent time in Rome Paris and London. That said, I saw NO 5series V8's most of the cars were 520's and 518's. The Fiver seems tp be the car of choice along with the E class for all but the exceptionally wealthy.
: On ALL of the major highways the smaller fivers were more than capable of speeds that we would not even think of driving here. Perhaps we wre frustrated because our limits are so low so we do all we can to get to the limit as quickly as we can. "Speed limit's 70 got to get there quick."
: Having had that experience, I feel more than secure with my 525iA.
: : 9.0 seconds. It doesn,t feel thaT SLOW
: : wILL