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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-15-2004, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody know what the top speed of a stock 1988 325 2.7 liters is???
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've hit about 110-115 before I caught traffic and had to slow down. Haven't tried to go faster since then. If I remember right the top speed is supposed to be around 122mph or so.
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm hitting about 3000rpm at 90, but I have the 4.10 LSD.
So my top speed probably isn't even 122.
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Tanks guys, that is almost what I expected. I think it can get 130 if we had the right amount of space.
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i've hit 210kph in mine, then i slowed down because one of my control arm bushings was rattling around, but mine is not stock either, that is prob around 120mph
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i could do 140 with conforti's help P but before it was like clock work...128
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Old 08-13-2004, 02:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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at 130 on the nose mine shuts off untill it gets down to about 120. 89 325i
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this mite help some of you guys on e30 specs
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I have hit close to 130 on my tach and the car would still scream like crazy but it wouldn't pull for crap.

jim c's chip sure as heck helps if you have one. I didn't.
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whats the stock max speed of a 1991 318is??
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The 325e 2.7 is an economy engine that revs lower than the 2.5 Best speed I ever saw on my 325i was about 138 @6100RPM speedo reading 143. The 2.7 should manage about 128 130+ I would imagine
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1991 318is anyone? top speed...
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1991 318is anyone? top speed...
89 MPH :P jk its more like 99 jk i dont know go to a straight road and drive down it if there are no cops hiding in corners go back the other way and let her RIPPPPP...
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rofl!!! i ahve topped out in 5th ..but my speedo doesnt work! lol so i dont know
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hah nice...ya thats kind of important you need to fix it...cops dont like the excuse (i dont know my speedo doesnt worrk) they usually slap you witha huge fine haha
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