View Full Version : Got spanked on the HWY

03-05-2003, 10:49 PM
Ok I was coming back from Downtown Monday nite on QEW (west). I was cruisin @ 120km/h when I noticed a car with crazy Zenons following me pretty close. So I sped up a little and weaved couple of cars to get him off my ass, but he was still there.
So I was like OK, lets have alittle fun. My plan was to take him on the Hwy427 ON-RAMP from QEW (Those who don't know,itz near sherway) We get on the on ramp & I start pulling away; my cars huggin the turn doing 135-40km/hr when he pulls up beside me.(I was surprised he took the corner also)
It was a 540i (pretty sure it was a six spd) I was like F*@K!!! Why Did I have to taunt him?
Anyways now we're on the 427 now (open 4lane road) He gave me a little *wave* and he was g-o-n-e. I down shifted into 4th but it was no use, I had nothing left. I was pushin 180 (car didn't go any faster) & he just accelerated away.
It was fun tryin, but I learnt my lesson the hard way.

My only question is... If I was drivin my M3 instead of th 318i would I have a chance against the Big 540i?

03-05-2003, 11:53 PM
that V8 is a BEAST on the open HIGHWAY!!!!!
i'd probably do the same to you TOO!

03-06-2003, 12:45 AM
man you should have said you were driving your 318 first!!! i thought u were driving the M!!

yea those things are crazy, plus it got better aerodynamics...what colour was it (could u tell?) maybe it was someone from our board

03-06-2003, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover

what colour was it (could u tell?) maybe it was someone from our board [/B]

It was black with those factory deep dish rims.
I don't think it was anybody from this board cause he was pretty old.(35-45yrs old)
Who knows?

I had him on the turn (coilovers)*th-up*
but as soon as the road became straight...I was squinting my eyes to see where he disappeared to:(

03-06-2003, 01:52 AM
it could have been archie? he has deepdish rims...there are no factory ones is there? :confused:

03-06-2003, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
it could have been archie? he has deepdish rims...there are no factory ones is there? :confused:

There are such things as factory deep dish for the 540i E39. I just can't find a picture of it now though. It's like the mesh styled kind of rim.

03-06-2003, 03:14 AM
I found it. These are the factory deep dish for the 540i's. http://members.rennlist.com/nickdtm/my5281.jpg

03-13-2003, 01:37 AM
Hey could have been worse, it could have been a honda or something. At least you got beat by a BMW! There's nothing wrong with that!

03-13-2003, 04:10 PM
You were just wasting your time and embarrasing yourself

Raced a mod'd Audi s4 (twin turbo) on Qew last summer.
I could here his car reving with my windows closed...

From 120-160 he pulled away from 180+ I showed the 6 pack who's boss...

V8 torque in the M62tu engine rules...


03-22-2003, 07:12 PM
Yup, you should got completely destroyed. Also, yes a E36[if thats what you were reffering to] M3 can hang or beat a 540i 6-Spd.

03-24-2003, 02:18 AM
i agree, i think a m3 could put a good fight with a 540. dont forget just because its a v8, the car is really heavy. m3 has a lot better mechanical efficency.

04-04-2003, 10:33 PM
The 540i does weigh a lot, 3750 pounds. BUT, on the highway u already have momentum so it matters more about engine power than car weight. The E36 M3 has 236 ft/lbs or torque. The 540i has 324 ft/fts. It stands NO chance. And from what Fernando said, if he beat a S4, than for sure a 540i could beat an E36 M3. The S4 and E36 M3 have always been extremely similar performant cars. 540i's have been reported to do 0-60 in 5.5s, even tho i think it is more like 6s. And they've done quarter miles at 101.4mph @ 13.9s. The same site shows an E36 M3 as being 98.6mph@14.1s. Go to www.fantasycars.com/sedans/. They have some pretty cool shit. There is this comptech E class, holy shit, it can easily rape a 911 turbo on the highway. It's got a top speed of over 320km/h. Imagine cruising on the autobahn at 300km/h and feeling nice and cumfyyy. That pimps! Or even high beeming a 911 turbo to get the #%#$ out of ur way. The turbo would be like, what the hell is going on, i'm confused.

04-04-2003, 10:41 PM
I agree, on the OPEN HIGHWAY, the 540 is has SUPERCAR status!!!

04-04-2003, 11:11 PM