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1BADBMR 03-05-2003 10:49 PM

Got spanked on the HWY
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?

Soldo 03-05-2003 11:53 PM

that V8 is a BEAST on the open HIGHWAY!!!!!
i'd probably do the same to you TOO!

Jon@Bimmersport 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

1BADBMR 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:(

Jon@Bimmersport 03-06-2003 01:52 AM

it could have been archie? he has deepdish rims...there are no factory ones is there? :confused:

330DTM 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.

330DTM 03-06-2003 03:14 AM

I found it. These are the factory deep dish for the 540i's.

sonny 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!

Fernando 03-13-2003 04:10 PM

Racing a 540i?
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...


slickav 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.

tiestoE36 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.

pAnTeRa_318i 04-04-2003 10:33 PM

one thing
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 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.

Soldo 04-04-2003 10:41 PM

I agree, on the OPEN HIGHWAY, the 540 is has SUPERCAR status!!!

bmwm5lover 04-04-2003 11:11 PM


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