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crunchaweezy's avatar

Why is my C63 AMG limited to 155mph?

Asked by crunchaweezy (1733points) August 10th, 2008

It’s electronically limited, but why? What’s the reason compared to say a Ferrari or a Lamborghini?

Is it because you need to pay a special tax for the ability to go that fast?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

gentlemans agreement in Germany.

Due to the auto bahn having no speed limit and therefore people may actually drive it at that speed it was decided 155 mph was fast enough.

PupnTaco's avatar

So you don’t kill a member of my family?

crunchaweezy's avatar

Other cars go faster though..

Lightlyseared's avatar

yes, but they’re not made in Germany.

crunchaweezy's avatar

Yeah, but they are exported to the United States..

Lightlyseared's avatar

But your speed limit in the US is what 80 max so they probably don’t see it as too much of a problem.

crunchaweezy's avatar

And, is there any way possible to remove this? Do I have to know someone in the company who designed the electronic limit? lol

Wine3213's avatar

I know a bunch of people that get the limiters taken off. You can go to a special dealer, and get them removed. That’s what I did.

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