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Old 09-30-2002, 04:46 PM
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'03 e500 Speed Limiter

The owners manual states that there is a speed limiter on the new e320 and e500. This is based on the H rating of the base tires.

If you order the Sport package, the car comes with W - rated tires. Can anyone confirm whether or not the speed limiter is removed if you order the sport package?

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Old 11-07-2002, 03:06 PM
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Hi There: Sorry I didn't see your post earlier...don't come to this forum often.

That 155mph speed limit is the result of a manufacturer's agreement between BMW, Audi and M-B. Porsche has opted out, though. It was more political than engineering-motivated, although they do spec the tires according to the performance potential of the car, the tires weren't the cause of this limit.

AMG offers a "de-limited" option to cars available in Europe so I would assume you could order the required parts and DIY?? I wouldn't try your dealer, but rather go through AMG Europe.
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Old 11-19-2002, 10:32 AM
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FWIW, I just read an interesting article about the "standard" 155mph speed-limited SL55 AMG.

The AMG shop in Germany also offers an uprated limiter good for 185mph and, for those who dare, will deactivate the speed limiter completely and lend them high-speed wheels/tires for a top speed run on the autobahn. The car has been tested to top out at 205mph!!
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