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Are you hinting that I should "red-line" my car?! I know it's good at least once in it's lifetime, but at this point, I'm not going to exceed that desire lol
But I don't mind going above & beyond once in awhile
I believe redline in your is around 6,000 rpm. You can do it. I've done it several times and it feels and sounds good. Just watch your speedo though.

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I can't say that all women don't know how to drive, but most of them care more about putting make up on their faces while driving than driving itself.
This is funny one.bofh!

It never ceases to amaze me when I see women applying lipstick when they are driving. I suppose there is nothing wrong with it when sitting at a stoplight just as long as they remember to re-set it properly before the light turns green.

This is said tongue-in-cheek because I realize that there are driver's side sun visor vanity mirrors in most cars these days.

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I am glad to be married to an amazing woman that actually knows how to drive a car. She is actually a more defensive and faster driver than myself (and I'm not quite a slacker either). Her make up is applied at home in front of the mirror.
Still amazed by the pace she kept on the way back from Half Moon Bay last week. One day I'll buy her an SL 600 and see what happens

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Yeah. I did too. And making 27 MPG at the same time.
I think 130 MPH is the general standard... our A4 T is limited at that speed.
Do not know about the 190E though, did 115 MPH on the way to Phoenix late last year and it felt like having a lot of energy left.

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I think 130 MPH is the general standard... our A4 T is limited at that speed.
Do not know about the 190E though, did 115 MPH on the way to Phoenix late last year and it felt like having a lot of energy left.
I could easily be mistaken, but I think Daimler started using speed governors sometime after 1993. This is an interesting subject, and probably deserves a thread of it's own.

I've never pushed mine to the internally controlled speed limit, but until we reach that, I think our cars will feel like they have a lot of energy left - in reality, they do don't they? In other words, the actual engines might be capable of say, 150 mph, but there is that artificial limiter that comes into play at 130.

Are there any further thoughts on this?

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since when do women drive better.... last time i checked the women accidents were up in comparison to males... im not sure of the source but i think it was from my insurance company... lol im not being sexist at all dont get me wrong... but on a nationwide scale the men have better records... my GF agrees that men are better.. and so does my mom... ust saying is alll

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I could easily be mistaken, but I think Daimler started using speed governors sometime after 1993. This is an interesting subject, and probably deserves a thread of it's own.

I've never pushed mine to the internally controlled speed limit, but until we reach that, I think our cars will feel like they have a lot of energy left - in reality, they do don't they? In other words, the actual engines might be capable of say, 150 mph, but there is that artificial limiter that comes into play at 130.

Are there any further thoughts on this?

As I already said in another thread, our ML320 is reaching the governed speed on 3-rd gear, with lot of torque to spare. I estimate the power-vise ML320 is capable of making 180 mph, but then you have to worry about proper tires and who knows about aerodynamic lifting forces. From what I heard 130 setup is only for sport cars. E320 is 125 mph and sells with V-rated tires.
In 80's cars had "governed" speedometers. Lot of Corvettes and other cars had 80 mph speedometer, but no engine governor. We drove them by tachometer.

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The Ferrari F430's top speed is 196 mph I believe. The VW Phaeton W12 can go about 210 unlimited.

Audi's new R8 has an unlimited top speed of about 192 mph.

I'm not saying you're wrong.....but 180 mph from a 215hp/230lb-tq V6 is hard to believe.

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The Ferrari F430's top speed is 196 mph I believe. The VW Phaeton W12 can go about 210 unlimited.

Audi's new R8 has an unlimited top speed of about 192 mph.

I'm not saying you're wrong.....but 180 mph from a 215hp/230lb-tq V6 is hard to believe.
You are quoting factory achievements not US restrictions for new car sales.
ML320 at 115 mph on 5-th makes about 4000 rpm (from what I remember -might be some off) and red-line is 6500 rpm?
6500/4000 x 115 =186 mph.
Worry about the power? I was towing 5500 lb boat/trailer on 5-th gear and 70 mph. Boat on the trailer stick about 11 feet high.
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You are quoting factory achievements not US restrictions for new car sales.
ML320 at 115 mph on 5-th makes about 4000 rpm (from what I remember -might be some off) and red-line is 6500 rpm?
6500/4000 x 115 =186 mph.
Worry about the power? I was towing 5500 lb boat/trailer on 5-th gear and 70 mph. Boat on the trailer stick about 11 feet high.

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