Is there a maximum speed on the speedometer is really the maximum speed of the car?
True if the maximum speed on the speedometer of the car?
Have you ever accelerated to the maximum speed shown on the speedometer of your car? Most motorists, of course, didn’t. First and foremost, not because of the fact that in most cases the maximum speed indicated on the speedometer, clearly goes beyond the highest possible posted speed limit in the country.
Most people do not check for the worth of their car, experiencing the fear of high speed. But regardless of whether you are familiar with the maximum speed of your car, have you thought ever, reliable if the maximum speed of the speed indicated on the speedometer of your car?
In fact the maximum speed indicated on the speedometer of a specific vehicle, may not correspond to its possible maximum speed. Especially if this model is available with several engines of different size and power.
As an example, let’s take the BMW 3 series in body E46 (regular version – not M-series), which was produced from a four-cylinder engine 1.8-liter to 3.0-liter 6-cylinder motors, which are usually installed in expensive version of “treshki”.
All of these models in the 3 series have the same speedometer with a maximum speed of 240 km/h. But this does not mean that all versions of 3-series BMW E46 can accelerate to 240 km/h.
Usually this speed, reach model with three-liter engine. In the American version of top speed is miles and is 140 miles per hour. By the way, the top version BMW 330xi body E46 could accelerate up to 247 km/h, which as you can see exceeds the maximum mark of 240 km/h or at 150 mph (247 km/h = 154 mph).
Thus in the example of this model BMW, we can say that Yes, the maximum speed on the speedometer can really be misleading as the smaller side (which is often), and in a big way.
By the way, how BMW do many automakers. Especially if we are talking about the same model with different power engines. In the end, even the low-powered model receives, as a rule, the same speedometer that is installed in the most powerful version of the same model range.
But what automakers are, in fact, cheat the owners?
Primarily it is done to save in the production process of cars. You must agree to produce for each version of the model, your speedometer costly.
Second, the manufacturer wants to give the owner a more pleasant feeling that the car can reach that speed. No matter whether the owner of the car this fact or not. Even if the owner of the car and finds out that the car cannot reach maximum speed, not many will be upset because we don’t go every day at such a great speed.
By the way, the top speed of the BMW 318i E46 is much lower than 240 km / h
Before you interesting fact is the actual test of the car on the stand! And above can see the results of the measurements of the BMW 318i, which was set up in the country of origin on the maximum power by using a particular gasoline.
That is, the machine has undergone a software chip tuning without any negative impact on the engine, which the car has received more power when working on any gasoline.
In the end, based on these data, it turns out that a BMW 318i E46 with the factory settings have a more modest speed characteristics.
So we can say that many car manufacturers indicate on the speedometer more often than not accurate information about the maximum speed. Here are the main reasons for this:
- Marketing goals, because they know that some people believe that the maximum speed on the speedometer tells you how fast your car is.
- The maximum speed according to them should be one that can reach their top version in the lineup.
- The automaker knows that not a lot of car owners will be able to test overclocking is the vehicle to maximum speed. Most often the speed most likely be used frequently by the driver, are much lower on the speedometer. It is in this sector of the device consumers and pay attention to the speed.
Here are two examples of video acceleration Toyota Camry V50 with the 2.5-liter and 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine. Please note that the two vehicles have the same speedometer with a maximum speed of 240 km/h. However please note that it was in Toyota cars is not always.
Acceleration from 0 to 213 km/h Toyota Camry 3.5 liters (body v50)
The dispersal of the new Camry 2.5 litre (body v50)