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Speed Limiter on Mini Cooper SE

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Hi, I wanted to ask if anyone managed to remove the speed limiter on Mini Cooper SE. 馃槢

As I wrote on another forum, I am working on it but so far I have only managed to change end scale of the instrumentation and the cruise control limit; I've successfully coded the DSC and Kombi ecus, it remains only the EDME ecu but unfortunately I haven't specific programs to access at the speed limiter parameter. 馃槦

In gasoline engines, the engine mapping programs also allow to remove the speed limiter, but I have no idea if they can read a control unit for electric motor (EDME).
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Every time I run across this thread's title -- and it's not incorrect -- I think of the limiter function on the cruise control, and wonder why anyone would want to eliminate it. 馃槃 But I too am wondering about the speed governor at the top end. The controller rolls off speed well below the car's capability; it should easily be able to keep pulling until maximum motor speed (and perhaps when aero drag starts slowing acceleration). I'm quite certain BMW chose to roll it off and limit speed to 150 km/h to prevent us from killing the battery.
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The question becomes: if it is capable of 165 km/h, why is it limited to 150 (and roll-off starts around 135)? My SE was delivered with Eagle F1 Asym 3 at a W (270 km/h) rating. That ain鈥檛 it.
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these are NOT built for top speed runs
Most cars are not built for top speed runs, and nor are the vast majority of drivers adept enough to do top speed runs. And yet all of those cars sold to all of those drivers are capable of continuing all the way to red line; some of them have an artificial speed limiter that is easily defeated, and the car is capable of going faster, even though it is 鈥淣OT built for鈥 it. My question isn鈥檛 whether or not it鈥檚 good for the battery or the car to allow it to go all the way to its maximum speed.
Yes, battery protection was mentioned in my first post in this thread. I think we鈥檙e going in circles here. I鈥檓 pretty sure everybody responding to me hasn鈥檛 read my first post in this thread.
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