Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 13:55:51 +0100
From: RCS <e9225126nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at>
Subject: Re: Average speed


Hi, itīs normal, that the speedometer shows 5 to 10% more speed, cause you are not allowed to be faster than the speeding limit defined by the law!!! - so you should be on the safe (=slower) side. Also little differences in the diameter of the tires must not cause too high speed. Thatīs why all speedometers show minimum 5% more! The SID computer shows the truth cause itīs more accurate for calculating distances. Check the speed using a stopwatch and the distance index on the motorway (1000m)! (30sek = 120kmph, 36sek= 100kmph, 45sek = 80kmph) (Justin - Iīm disappointed ...) Greetings -ROLAND- Charles Vaillancourt > Hello, > > I just bought a new 93. Recently, I was driving about 110 km/h on a > freeway with the cruise control enabled. I then reset the average > speed > on the computer. After a minute or two, I was puzzled to see the > computer indicate a speed about 6km/h lower than the speedometer. > > Which one is right ? > > Wouldn't that affect the fuel consumption calculated by the computer > as > well ? > > Charles

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