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Old 12-09-2007, 07:09 PM
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W204 C280 vs. 530i

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A friend of mine just bought the new 530i facelift and is pushing towards a drag race tomorrow night!

Can the W204 C280 stand against the 530i.... its claimed to reach 100 km/h in 6.6!! lets say I am a better driver and weigh 40 Kgs less

Honestly,,, i dont think i can keep up with him

Any ideas
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:59 PM
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Tell him that your dog ate your homework, so you had to miss the race. I don't know about the C280 but if its like a C300 and has 228 HP I think you will have a hard time beating the 530i. (if the 530i in Egypt has the same specs as in the USA.)
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:28 PM
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uuhhhhh - 530i only has 225hp. I don't know how much hp the C280 has.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:43 PM
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yea 530, you probally have a chance your car is like the C300 here. if it was a 535, you'll definitely get whipped.
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pop his tires, even he got run flat tires that still sure slow him down by 1 or 2 second
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:19 AM
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uuhhhhh - 530i only has 225hp. I don't know how much hp the C280 has.
Check the BMW web-site in Egypt the 530i has more power then our C350:

272 HP 315 Torque

Price EGP 709.000

http://www.bmw-eg.com/cms/index_highend.html
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:22 AM
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Check the BMW web-site in Egypt the 530i has more power then our C350:

272 HP 315 Torque

Price EGP 709.000

http://www.bmw-eg.com/cms/index_highend.html

You are right Stephen,,,, it has the same engine as the one in my 2008 SI X3,,, and its damn fast !

However,,, the C280 is 231 BHP in here (not much of a diff compared to the C300,,,, although they share the same 0-100 7.2 sec)

I am relying on the diff in weight otherwise,,,, I am screwed,,, Actually I think I am screwed

After checking their website.,,, there aint much of a diff.,, the C Class is damn heavy
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Start taking out things that you dont need in your c.
Like coodriver seat,back seats,floor carpets,coins,dust,to get an extra second or two otherwise just go and rent a nitro system for a day.

Im sorry to say that you will have a dificult day tomorow.
But to get serious one thing to do is get your esp off... by button
witch is half esp off or do the trick i am reffering to my post "deactivate esp"
Also there is another way to get another second from reseting your ecu.
If your driving habits are "cruising" style you need to do this in order to wake up your ecu for faster acceleration take off.

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Start taking out things that you dont need in your c.


Im sorry to say that you will have a dificult day tomorow.
But to get serious one thing to do is get your esp off... by button
witch is half esp off or do the trick i am reffering to my post "deactivate esp"
Also there is another way to get another second from reseting your ecu.
If your driving habits are "cruising" style you need to do this in order to wake up your ecu for faster acceleration take off.

Yeah I was intending to do turn the ESP off but i didnt know that i will have to reset the ECU in order for the car to learn my new driving style.

I think i will take it for a spin a couple of hours before the drag.. to improve the throttle response & thats it.. I hope this helps

One more thing,,,, i took out the spare wheel, tool kit & everything that could be removed...
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half thank of gas (or less)

remember, while gasoline is lighter than water, it is still 6 or 7 pounds per gallon (water at about 8 lbs per gallon, which is probably like 54 kg or something ). Anyway, race on a half a tank or a quarter tank. I think our cars are 16 gallons fully loaded? so 10 gallons removed is 50 or 60 pounds or something.

Oh yeah, remove the owners manual, that's gotta be about 50 pounds right there! Fold the mirrors in for aerodynamics (). make sure tires are properly inflated, maybe on high side to reduce rolling resistance if you're merely dragging in straight line.

other than that, maybe gettign out and pushing would help too!
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Lol :d
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dont feel bad. if it makes you feel better, i dont think i could beat him by much, if at all, with my heavy azz clk350
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