Not a US, full-smog 380SE. That has around 155hp, while the OM603 has
somewhere in the 125 to 135 range, but the diesel may in fact have more
torque than the US 380 M116 motor. Emissions controls can be a terrible
The gear ratios, especially the final drive ratio in back, are probably
also different between the two cars.
Yeah Grant, I came through NW a couple of years ago, flat out in my 1981 300SD
at 110. In some spots I never dropped below 90 for over a half hour. Never saw
a cop or even another car for that matter. But, I, a lead footed ex 911 owner,
would say that 155 mph is flirting with the devil. Do be carefull.
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 16:11:30 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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Whilst you're at switching the chips, see to that the tyres are rated
for 155mph. Otherwise, you're in serious trouble if one of them fails
between 135 and 155.
They are probably equipped with H-rated tyres rather than V- or Z-rated
which are more expensive.
Consult the Speed Rating portion:
Why does anyone want to remove the speed limiter anyway?
BTW, I don't think that this 250 km/h limit (i.e. c. 155 mph) applies to all
(European) makes of car, mainly some German ones, incl BMW & Merc.
NB: To reply directly replace "nospam" with "schmetterling"
It is an agreement of all German car makers
but Porsche excluded.
That is why with the AMG versions the removing
of the speed limiters is an option only -
remember an SL 55 AMG with all limiters removed
goes 325 km/h (202 mph).
Juergen - 1982 W123 240D w/72 PS A lso M ighty G ood ;-))
Yes, so does S600 (191mph, 308km/h). Wonder how fast the forthcoming
612hp S65 and CL65 will actually go...
AMG will increase the terminal speed to 185mph (300km/h) rather than to
202mph (325km/h) because of tyre availability. Not many tyre choices for
beyond 300km/h rate. Even Brabus must restrict their modified Mercedes, too.
Juergen . wrote:
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