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Has anyone had their MK5 GT TDi at full speed yet? (on a private road of course). What speed did you manage to record?

Just asking out of interest as i think mine is maybe not as quick as it should be, but its maybe just me getting used to it now.

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I've had 120ish on my driveway ;), seemed to completely die off after that. Saying that, it was barely run in when I tried that so maybe it'll be a bit looser if I were to try it again.
 

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cheers, don't feel so bad now, i've seen an indicated 135 on my driveway
Wink [;)]
but theres 10K on mine now so its probably looser than yours.
 

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The top speed will be at most what is quoted by manufacturers.

I sometimes read car magazines, I don't recall seeing cars ever testing beyond what the manufacturers quote. Autocar do a full road test every week, often the top speeds they get using fancy timing gear and a proper test track facility is less then manufacturers quote.
 

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the top speed is quoted as 126 mph, isn't it ? So at 135 mph ( indicated ), you are at about 122mph which isn't bad. I think that the extra oommph I've got should increase my top speed to 132mph although my driveway was only long enough to get to 117mph ( on my RA2 ) but with plenty to go[:D]
 

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I sometimes read car magazines, I don't recall seeing cars ever testing beyond what the manufacturers quote
I can't remember what the VW 0-60 time stated is, something like 9.2, but my 2.0 TDI does it in around 8.something... so that might not always apply? but I don't know why they wouldn't make it sound as fast as possible. Maybe I'm the Stig?

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i've had indicated speeds of 137ish MPH
again gps was showing 131mph... i was pretty impressed and so was my mate in his Cooper S which i managed to keep up with!

all carried out in a controlled and safe environment
 

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I seem to be up there with you Jason... a GPS verified 132mph. She pulls like a train up to the late 120's, early 130's and then just runs out of steam!

Like your good selves, on my (very long) driveway of course.
 

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I saw 206kph on my GPS this week (equates to 127-128mph) when I was in Belgium.

Tacho was reading 4100rpm in 6th (car is on 17" Estorils with std size tyres. It's a TDI 4-motion with 8000 miles on the clock).

I think there was a little more to come but the traffic meant I had to slow down.

I haven't worked out what the tacho reading indicated- I don't know the gearing in top.

Rgds,

Andrew
 

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206 in Belgium! That could have been very painful, speeding is far cheaper in the UK now than Bel but you do get a free escort to the cash point, although for this it would be of course a free ride to court!
 

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Wouldnt mind finding out myself but only on the autobahn or maybe the autostrada if im feeling lucky. the 'driveways' in the uk and ireland arent any use
 

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After having the car for 3 weeks I had 125 mph down my uncles drive, and still seemed to have some poke left. Had the car 5 months now and haven't been that far round the clock for ages. I thing I'll be going to my uncles again soon!!!
 

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I sometimes read car magazines, I don't recall seeing cars ever testing beyond what the manufacturers quote
I can't remember what the VW 0-60 time stated is, something like 9.2, but my 2.0 TDI does it in around 8.something... so that might not always apply? but I don't know why they wouldn't make it sound as fast as possible. Maybe I'm the Stig?

Paul
VAG group do their performance testing with half pay load and they are very conservative.

Audi driver tested the A3 2.0Tdi and managed the spring in 7.8secs so I would imagine the Golf is going to be the same as the brochure figures are the same.

Back on topic I've seen 140mph out of my A3 can;t remeber what the real speed was on the road angel as I was looking out for the garage door at the time [;)]
 

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Right on the autobahn near Munich..GPS showed...141on the flat...Revo PD150..1 pax and hardly any fuel or weight..was close to 148/150 on clock and took about 3 miles to get her up to it,but hey its legal over there.BTW a Superchipped 330D with 265bhp will do 155 limited and i think u might get a ounce more..
 
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