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Old 12-23-2005, 01:13 AM
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Angry Whats the fastest anyone have gone on a E320?

I got to 130Mph and and that was it? any one had a better luck?
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:14 AM
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Not a W210, or an E320, but I have had the 400E up into some serious territory. The GPS read 148, and was still going.

Now, the 600 will bounce off of the limiter without a problem. It is quick and smooth getting there.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:01 AM
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I'm not admitting ANYTHING on a public forum!

All I can say is that I've had to make some evasive tactics which required some quick bursts above the legal limit...but nothing like the first post!
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The great majority of Benzs sold in the U.S. of A. since the early 1990s have 130MPH speed governors installed. So that is the top speed of perhaps 90% of the MBs out there. A few won't reach 130 (diesels, mostly). A few are ungoverned - AMG cars and V12 cars. I'm surprised the 400E does not have a governator installed. Your lucky the E320 has one - the tires installed on these cars are only rated for 130MPH (H-speed rated). Above that you are at risk of sudden and violent tire failure. Which generally results in a sudden and violent end of your life. The E320 would be capable of about 140 ungoverned.
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You do know that trailer tires are rated for 65mph MAX, right?

Anybody ever seen a trailer doing more then 65? Thats unrated territory...

Even it your tires could take the 140, I dont think it would be a good idea. Anybody know what you have to buy to remove the limiter?

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Old 12-23-2005, 01:23 PM
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I'd try to see if I can break 130 in my dad's identical 98' E320 but the autobahn isn't anywhere nearby.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:17 PM
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..mine will, and is faster than a stock e320 from 0-60
Hey, I didn't say all diesels won't reach 130! I actually owned the first 1998 E300 turbodiesel in the U.S. - I bought the press car from MB USA. So ya, I know it's fast, I know it'll hit the limiter at 130, and I know the unlimited versions are good for ~138, 139MPH.

Wish I could get a turbodiesel in the wagon body on this side of the pond.

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Old 12-23-2005, 05:18 PM
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i did speed limit in my 300D on the highway
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:47 PM
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Ok. I do not condone speeding, violence, or illegal activity, but I just wanted to find out what would happen, and if it would make it. I did this on a 4 lane road, that is little traveled, and when so, its for semi trucks. I did this all on my old set of Z rated low profile tires. For those of you who dont remember, Dave M did something of this sort in his 500E, and was just seeing if a V-8 powered W124 could handle it.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:50 PM
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The 130mph limiter is crap. If I had an E320 I'd get it chipped and remove that stupid thing.

The E55 has a limiter to! Again if I paid $90k for a new one and bounced off the limiter I would bring it back to the dealer and tell them to remove it or no deal. Imagin getting passed on the Autobahn in your brand new S600 at only 155, I would be pissed.

Limiters or kill joys are just so MB can cheap out and put H rated tires on their cars.

It is amazing how smooth these things are at speed, thats the scary part. Thats why I have an SDL, if I had a 560 I would get myself in trouble.
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