A fast drive on the Autobahn A1 with a BMW 730d, Part 1: From Bremen to Hamburg
Since my Autobahn videos have become kind of a favourite to many visitors
of my channel, I decided to do a really nice, long and fast Autobahn run
(If you want to skip the speed-limited beginning, go directly to 11:10
So I chose to drive from a gas station west of Bremen to Hamburg, through
the Elbtunnel and back again to Wilhelmshaven. This video was taken on an
early Sunday morning, which means almost no traffic and hardly any trucks.
The car is a BMW 730d with 258 HP. I drove a distance of 340 kilometers in
roughly 110 minutes, which means an average speed of 185 km/h. This
resulted in a fuel consumption of 14.71 liters/100 km, or -- for our
American friends -- 16 MPG.
Considering it is a 2-ton car, that still had winter tyres mounted and that
it was a very windy day (as you can tell from the constant corrections of
the steering wheel), that is an okay result for a diesel, especially if you
bring to mind, that long stretches of road where done at 240 km/h -- which
by the way is perfectly legal in Germany.
The mounted winter tyres are limited to 240 km/h, so for safety reasons I
hardly exceeded that speed, even though the car is good for 255 on the
If you want to enjoy the German Autobahn like this, too, an early Sunday
morning -- starting at sunrise in the summer -- is the best time to do it.
That is about the only time, when you have enough space to really floor it.
The A1 from Bremen to Hamburg was recently reconditioned and expanded to 3
lanes per direction, which means the tarmac is less than a year old and
thus still very smooth and even. The newly-paved part begins at 10:05 min.
When there was a speed limited, I mostly used the radar-guided cruise
control. And if you wonder, why there is a speed limit of 120 km/h on a
perfectly fine three-lane Autobahn at the beginning of the video, it's
because of the state of Bremen. The Green Party is part of the government
there, which means for ideological reasons they implemented a general 120
km/h speed limit within the city limits of Bremen. But as soon as the
Autobahn goes into the state of Lower Saxony again, the speed limit is
On normal days it hardly matters, because traffic on the A1 is usually so
tight, that you cannot go faster
anyway. But on a Sunday morning joyride like this it really bothers.
This is a three-parter. Parts 2 (Hamburg to Bremen) and 3 (Delmenhorst to
Wilhelmshaven) will follow soon.
I had to...
I couldn't resist it, 50cc two strokes annoy me.
(The Drift's lens was a bit smeary btw)
2x Lamborghini Gallardo Racing on Autobahn!! - 1080p HD
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Yesterday I had a great day during an ''Autobahn Run''. We had a few nice
cars together and I participated with my GTI. In this first video you see
two black Lamborghini Gallardos, one is totally stock, but the other has a
Tubi Exhaust and Testpipes. Thanks to
that modification, this Gallardo has a very loud and high sound!
I hope you like this video, stay tuned for more Autobahn action!
Why you always have to pay attention on the Autobahn (see description)
This white van driver wanted to go directly from the Autobahn entrance to
the left lane without looking into the side mirror at first. I flashed him
and at the last moment he changed his mind.
A personal remark to all the smart-asses out there: Yes, I'm driving fast
in the video but it's perfectly legal, because at that point there is NO
speed limit. German Autobahn is without a general speed limit. And yes,
that was a crititical situation - which was defused by me. Nothing
happened. Nothing at all.
But for those, who like to bitch about me being too fast and speed being a
killer anyway, here are some statistical numbers. Source of the numbers is
- In 2011, 31 % of all traffic in Germany went on Autobahns. Yet only 6.4 %
of all accidents happened there and only 11.3 % of deaths on the road
- Of those 11.3 % of all dead people in Germany, 47.1 % were truck and van
drivers. Only 14.2 % were car drivers. Should tell you something about
who's driving worst here.
- In contrast to that, 60.9 % of all fatal accidents in Germany happened on
country roads, where a general speed limit of 100 km/h exists.
In conclusion, the Autobahn, thanks to good maintenance and an in general
good behaviour of traffic participants, is one of the safest roads in the
world - despite the lack of a general speed limit.
The average speed on the Autobahn is about 120 km/h, which makes a speed
limit unncessary anyway. All demands for introducing a speed limit so far
failed at the attempt, because there is absolutely no rational reason to
If you want to know my opinion: It is legal to drive fast on the Autobahn.
If certain people can't deal with that, feel unsafe or insecure because of
that, they are unfit for using the Autobahn in my book.
997 GT3 and 535d BMW on Autobahn
Henry in his ridiculously fast diesel carries his speed through as I
quickly dip in between cars to allow him to pass all of us. German
Porsche Panamera: 178 mph on Autobahn!
The moral of the story is simple. If you have a thoroughbred at your
dispense you don't walk it to the barn. You run it in the open! And thats
exactly what we did with Porsches all-new stable mate -- call it the
Panamera on Germans infamous Autobahn. There, we were able to surpass 178
mph in the turbo (a few mph shy of its
top speed of 188 mph) all while our driving companion knapped in the
comfortable back seat. Yes, a Porsche sports car that seats four
uncompromised! Welcome to the future ladies and gentlemen.