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Hey Bav if you only have the 2.8L then you onlu have 127HP
2.7L 127 hp I6
3.4L 182 hp I6
3.5L 256 hp I6
And it looks like the 1988 MBZ 190e would keep up with your BMW
2.5L 93 hp I5
2.3L 130 hp I4
2.6L 158 hp I6 <--- with this engine
Your point being? It still seems it takes MBZ some 30hp extra to keep up...granted they pulled that out of "less"...but mine is an eta engine...tuned for fuel mileage...efficiency...
If I get my dream car...1988 e28 M5...the stock engine (with a chip that costs about $300.00...and quite possibly without it) will keep up with almost anything built today! I'm looking at some and they're still a bit out of my range at 13k - 15k for a really nice well kept M5...but I'm looking...it could become reality. All I need to do is pull my kids out of private school!!!
I'd say for the low hp output of my eta engine 140mph + is not bad considering the only mod is stainless steel exhaust system.
My speedo only goes to 145mph...and I've pegged it and it was still pulling...I don't think I've made it to 150mph...but it wouldn't surprise me.
I'd be embarrassed if I was neck and neck with my car driving a 1996 and up...it's the four-door people mover for goodness sake!!