/BMW 1M Coupe Faster Than M3 Around Hockenheim

BMW 1M Coupe Faster Than M3 Around Hockenheim

bmw 1m at BMW 1M Coupe Faster Than M3 Around Hockenheim

Recently German magazine SportAuto took a BMW 1 Series M Coupe down to the Hockenheim circuit for a thorough performance test. During this test they revealed some amazing facts.

And the most amazing fact of them all is that the little 1M is actually faster round the track than the V8-powered M3. That’s quite incredible given the fact that the 1M only has a dismal straight-six (alright, dismal compared to the M3’s V8), it must be all down to the lighter weight and the agility of the car through the corners. That said, the difference between the two is very very insignificant, as the 1M did a time of 1:14.1, while the M3 did 1:14.2! Still, it’s faster and there’s no argument there.

SportAuto also achieved a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds and a 0-124mph time of 17.2 seconds. Here’s some more Hockenheim records by SportAuto, so you can get a better picture of how good a machine the 1M really is:

Porsche Cayman R PDK 1:12.4
BMW E46 M3 CSL 1:13.5
Porsche 987.5 Cayman S PDK 1:13.9
Porsche 987.5 Cayman S MT 1:14.0
BMW 1M Coupe 1:14.1
BMW E92 M3 ZCP DCT 1:14.2
Audi TT-RS Coupe 1:14.3
BMW E92 M3 6MT (Cup+ Tires) 1:14.3
Audi RS5 Coupe 1:15.3
BMW Z4 35iS 1:16.1
BMW 135i Coupe 1:17.4

via: 1addicts

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