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I don't know if this is the right string to post this in but I haven't been able to find these numbers anywhere. The 2007 SEL is governed at 112-113 mph. The good thing is at that speed on level ground with the V-6 it's only hitting about 3400rpm. At 100mph it's right at 3000rpm. I know the topic says no street racing posts, but I'm in Germany and take the Autobahn to work every day so it's just common here. I can set the cruise at max speed and still get passed by mostly A-6 or BMW 5 series wagons. It seems like the wagons are always going the fastest around here. Usually about 130mph. I do love the power of the Fusion, I just need to find some way to get it flashed here.
 

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That's pretty much all anyone really needs otherwise its autobahn or the track (and a german/italian car maybe a Ford GT) it would be nice though if it could go faster. Fastest I've driven though was 90-100 in my parent's navigator while on a road trip with them.
 

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Check into a chip that will remove it, but I think these cars just aren't that stable at that speed with out major suspension/brake mods. Those Audi's/BMWs are made to drive that fast at sustained speeds, the Fusion is meant for average joe american.

BTW, pardon my french, but your parents are fucking morons for driving a Navigator that fast.
 

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I just took my Fusion up to 113MPH on an open desert road earlier this week. But when you hit 113MPH, did your RPMs just drop to about 2000? That's what mine did and it didn't pick up until I hit 110MPH. But it did seem pretty comfortable at those speeds and didn't take long to get going that fast either.
 

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Yeah I understand the limits, the Navi isn't very stable at free way speeds let alone 100mph (it wasn't them driving, it was me I woke them up with the engine) it actually isn't bad in a straight line without any wind (I was overtaking a semi so the speed was necessary hehe)

Speaking french is unpardonable :p
 

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You're right about the RPM leveling off at top speed. It doesn't cut out like most cars where there's a jerk and sudden loss of power. It is very smooth, almost like it's shifting into another gear and not accelerating anymore if you catch what I'm saying. I think it is a very good car for under 30000. I don't know yet what kind of mods we'll do, we want to get a body kit but aren't finding many companies that want to send something that large overseas. We'll keep looking though.
 

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Mine cut out with the speedo right between 115 and 120 so I figured it was limited @ 117. It was pulling nice, right until it cut out.

The fastest I have driven was 136 mph in a Dodge Datona TurboZ. What was I thinking?
 

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i felt mine cut out a 110. felt ok, not as stable as id like to feel. And that was with my eipach springs, 20s, and magnaflow on. fastest ive ever been was 184 in a very modified mitsubishi 3000gt vr4 on the way to palm springs oy! scarry fast.
 

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So the car may be as fast as the mazda3 without the 20's....the 20's look 'correct though.
 

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[quote author=kcjones42 link=topic=64589.msg1107694#msg1107694 date=1166079638]
I don't know if this is the right string to post this in but I haven't been able to find these numbers anywhere. The 2007 SEL is governed at 112-113 mph. The good thing is at that speed on level ground with the V-6 it's only hitting about 3400rpm. At 100mph it's right at 3000rpm. I know the topic says no street racing posts, but I'm in Germany and take the Autobahn to work every day so it's just common here. I can set the cruise at max speed and still get passed by mostly A-6 or BMW 5 series wagons. It seems like the wagons are always going the fastest around here. Usually about 130mph. I do love the power of the Fusion, I just need to find some way to get it flashed here.
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if its at 3400 rpm i think it shifted to overdrive and i dont think it can accelerate much there. When you hit the speed limiter my car is generally around 4400rpm before shiftting to overdrive(usually that happens only if you stabilize at 111mph or so)
 

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I have the I4 auto and max out at 112mph. I know it sounds stupid but if you hit the cruise control it'll stabilize and get about 17MPG. Just for the record, both the I4 5speed auto and v6 6speed auto have TWO overdrive gears.
People say all the time not to keep the fusion at that rate of speed for more then a short time and that not completely true. They are based off tried and (mostly) true mazda engines. You just need to be smart about it. Biggest thing is good tires. MAKE SURE YOU NEVER EVER EXCEED THE TOP SPEED RATINGS OF YOUR TIRES!!! EVER! I had an uncle blow out a tire for that and thank god he survived and is fine today. I'd also recommend good sway bars, and better shocks. The fusion has good ground clearance so make lower it a little. Also if you're going to be going much over 120, get a wing or fin or something so that you car doesn't become a wing and lift from the rear. This is probably why you see so many wagons passing you at 130, they don't have the wing/dome shape to them. I personally don't plan on spending time at those rates of speed, especially since I'm expecting a kid now.

One last word of advice, if you're going to be driving at that speed, I suggest that you take a driving course to teach you how to handle the car at that speed, professionally advice is usually better then someone like me ;) (just in case, it couldn't hurt and might be fun)
 

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The i4 mtx, well at least mine, tops at 112/113 before the gov. Its at about 4k RPMs, and has room to go up more. I don't know if I trust these stock Conti-trac tires to do much more than that LOL. Anyways, Im satisfied with that. Im not about to take off the limit just so that one day comes, when something ticks me off really bad, and there I have it. Red and Blue lights all behind me, ready to impound my car and throw me into jail.
 

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People talk of the Autobahn like it's some sort of mythical "speed limit free" racetrack, when in fact, most of the Autobahn has a speed limit of 100/120 kmh. That doesn't mean people always follow the limit but...

I had my Jetta up to 124 on the Autobahn with no problems before a car was getting bigger in front of me...Germans are different. Most are very good drivers. They go to school for two years to learn to drive and pay thousands of dollars to learn. You give most Americans a fairly wide open Autobahn and they wouldn't know how to act...they wouldn't get over to let people pass, drive 50 mph in the fast lane, etc.
 

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Well sure the autobahn has limits, and traffic congestion to, but many sections allow for some serious speed even with other drivers you can get up towards 200mph. Its just a completely different culture/experience driving in germany as opposed to the states and I like germany's far more. And there's always the nurburgring :)
 
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