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Re: 1995 540i 6-speed top speed (archive)

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Posted by David Chen on April 07, 1999 at 15:16:40:

In Reply to: 1995 540i 6-speed top speed posted by Bill Hanson on April 06, 1999 at 19:06:12:

Bill is right, the car was speed-limited to 130mph because of its H-rated tires. The Sport model was speed-limited to 155mph because it came with 17" Z-rated rubber. Surprisingly, the 530i had a higher speed-limiter, something like 137mph?

With an aftermarket chip, the speed limiter is removed and the rev-limiter is upped to 7000rpm. In my dreams once, I saw 165mph while going through Montana.

: The car I own is equipped with 15 inch wheels and tires, but I'm under the impression that the 6-speed 540 was rev limited to 155 mph. Is this correct?

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