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hello i've found an used 323ci 2500cc 170hp 6 cyl. e-46 do you know if it has the 5th speed or rest march. i've try it but i believe to look if the rpm counter runnig with the
tachymeter in 5th. i don't find a technical sheet of thi car to find this detail excuse me for my english thank you bye
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I'm having trouble understanding what you want to know. I get that english is not your first language, and that's okay. But you have to ask your questions again.
If the car has a clutch, then it has a 5spd transmission. 5th gear is a direct drive 1:1 ratio, not overdrive. It will do 70 mph (115 kph) @ about 3,000 rpm. It will hold this setting for hours on end if you want it to. In my car, the speedo and the tach both point straight up at about 85 mph (140 kph) and a little over 3500 rpm.

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sorry for my english i can try to do an example in my fiat punto 1200 cc the top speed is in 4th in 5th you can economize fuel. in my current e30 318i top speed is in 5th gear i know in 328ci e46 top speed was in 4th as the fiat punto i won't buy a car who has the top speed in 4th gear. i hope it's most clear excuse me again and thank you bye
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I understand.
Top Speed on my E36 is 128 mph, but I can't say that it comes in 4th or 5th. I always assumed it was in 5th, but your question makes me wonder if 4th can go that fast too, of if Top Speed comes in 4th, and 5th can't go that fast.
Thinking logically, 4th would get to Red Line before it gets to Top Speed, but I can't answer your question with facts. Sorry.
What I do know is that 5th is not an overdrive gear, it is direct drive (1:1 ratio). Most -- but not BMWs -- transmissions have 4th as 1:1, and 5th is something in the range of 0.80:1 - which is overdrive. My logic says that overdrive would cause speed loss at top speed, and if this is true, then BMW should give Top Speed in the 5th on a 5-spd transmission.

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The gearing ratio mostly affects acceleration, not top speed. A 5th gear overdrive will still allow you to reach a faster speed than is possible in 4th, but the acceleration will not be as swift. The overdrive simply allows you to drive at a faster speed at more comfortable, lower revs.
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 13:10:52 -0700, "Jeff Strickland"
The auto is also a 5-speed.
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hello all thank you for your interesting. i can try to do another example with the punto i have 90kph and the rpm counter at the same inclination of the tachymetre ex. 3000rpm when io put the 5th at 90 kph the rpm counter comes down to 2000rpm i've seen the reviews of 328ci e46 and 530i e60 and both cars has this behavior the 328 in 5th and the 530 in 6th. now i found the review of 530 i .....V 1.000:1- VI 0.851:1 top speed in each gear .... V 246.7 kpm - VI 238.3 kph now the 323ci has V 1.000:1 i'm ok thank you bye
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