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Old 02-23-2004, 04:51 PM   #31
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1995 Mercedes C280
Engine - 2.8L Stright 6
Top Speed - 140mph (that i have gotten it to)
HP- 195

Hey look i can keep up with you to

So you're saying that the 1995 MBZ's technology can "still" keep up with my BMW's 1988 technology? Oh...point for Car Guy...


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Old 02-23-2004, 08:47 PM   #32
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So you're saying that the 1995 MBZ's technology can "still" keep up with my BMW's 1988 technology? Oh...point for Car Guy...


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NO thats not what im saying i wouldent know if a 1988 MBZ could keep up with a 88 BMW since i only own a 95 but just for kicks lets take a look at a 1988 MBZ 560 SEL

Engine - V8
HP - 238
Top Speed - approx 142 mph

Well there you have it. It looks like MBZ's technology for 1988 would be able to keep up with BMW
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:49 PM   #33
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NO thats not what im saying i wouldent know if a 1988 MBZ could keep up with a 88 BMW since i only own a 95 but just for kicks lets take a look at a 1988 MBZ 560 SEL

Engine - V8
HP - 238
Top Speed - approx 142 mph

Well there you have it. It looks like MBZ's technology for 1988 would be able to keep up with BMW

You are such an air-head...now it takes a V8 to keep up with my inline 6 cyl?


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Old 02-24-2004, 01:17 AM   #34
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You are such an air-head...now it takes a V8 to keep up with my inline 6 cyl?


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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

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/ov...id=139&src=vip


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
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:01 AM   #35
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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

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/ov...id=139&src=vip


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!!
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:35 PM   #36
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Did you know that VW also owns Bently?
And they used to own rolls royce, still own Audi (concequently Lambo too), Seat, Skoda, Bugatti and i once heard Lotus too, but i question the last one..There are more but i can't remember then right now..
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:13 PM   #37
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And they used to own rolls royce, still own Audi (concequently Lambo too), Seat, Skoda, Bugatti and i once heard Lotus too, but i question the last one..There are more but i can't remember then right now..

no, VW does not own Lotus...but you are correct on all the others - Audi, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Bugatti.
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Old 04-02-2004, 06:24 AM   #38
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From what I've read it looks as though vw is going for market control they own all those awesome companys and i heard they have been trying to buy
Ferrari and Maserati. That was a couple months ago and i dont know how that turned out. Fiat would be pretty stupid to part with Ferari.
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