View Full Version : Speed Govenor Question??

09-09-2003, 02:25 AM
Whats the speed gov on the E36 series?? is it matter by different model? Cause I heard american bmw's are different from Canadian which are then different from purely german

///m powered
09-09-2003, 02:29 AM
i heard 140mph?

09-09-2003, 02:39 AM
Is there one??? I've hit over 180km and mine never cut out. According to bmw, I should have a top speed of about 205km....so yeah 140 miles is pretty good....224 km....At 140km i'm reving about 4000rpm...and 160km is 4500rpm...It's just to give you an idea...That's the canadian one.

09-09-2003, 02:49 AM
Well i've hit 200+ in a 318 but needed more highway, so just wondering if someone had more highway??

09-09-2003, 02:53 AM
ya i've reached 215 +/- 1km, but apperently its an incorrect speedo!!
anyhow, who knows, its all different!

09-09-2003, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by BMWF1
Well i've hit 200+ in a 318 but needed more highway, so just wondering if someone had more highway??

I'd try it but don't feel like getting a ticket for 100km plus over the speed limit:idea: I'm interested in this..so a little bump to the top...

09-09-2003, 03:33 AM
I'm in windsor, So that speed is only attempted in Detroit where cops are busy catching serial killers, the lodge or 275 are pretty much the only nice highways you can try that on, but I hit about 200 everyday*no-no*, and i allways get to my exit and have to go then it weaves and stuff, so how fast can she go ?? we'll have to find that out i guess*angel*

09-09-2003, 03:36 AM
Someone must have tried this out.....please what is the top speed attempted in an e36 318is???? Someone.....
BMWF1, if you ever hit the top of the gov let us know. I don't think I've read a thread with someone actually hitting the top end....*drink*

09-09-2003, 04:44 AM
Governed at 206 km/h. (Thats 325i... dunno 318, but your first post asked about e36:))

M3ti Compact
09-09-2003, 03:22 PM
on the ti, it varies...sometimes it cuts in at 190km/h. Other times, 210km/h?? I guess it depends on how fast you approach the cutoff...

09-09-2003, 08:53 PM
yeah my friends e36 318i cut off at 190, highest i went with my car so far has been 190 and it was still pullin but there were cars comin up .. i dont think e30s have limiters tho
either way, ive seen and been told that the limiter for 318's is 190km

09-09-2003, 09:18 PM
220km or something in my bros E30 325i

09-09-2003, 09:27 PM
Every car is different.
and yes speedos lie. By law every speedo has to show incorrect speed.

09-09-2003, 09:41 PM
mine kept bouncing around 215/220 km/h before the chip.

never went that fast after i put the chip in

09-10-2003, 01:03 AM
for the e36's, the 4cyls are at 190, the non-M 6's are at 206, and the M3 is at 240.

09-10-2003, 09:53 PM
Clocked max speed at 205KM/H today*no-no* , took about 3Km's to get up to that speed in the 318,,,but how often do u really need to go that fast?

09-11-2003, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
220km or something in my bros E30 325i

But e30s are not governed :confused:

09-12-2003, 12:18 AM
Mine is E36 not 30

09-13-2003, 01:38 AM
i was going 200 im my e46 and still rising, quickly but there were cars up ahead...plus i have the dinan software...

09-13-2003, 04:12 PM
Yours is a 330, 3.0l 224hp, mine is a 318 1.9l 140hp, theres a big difference there.

09-14-2003, 09:40 PM
ive gone 250 and still pullin

but i have no governor i was told and i believe some chip

How can u tell??