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Renault Megane RS Trophy's ring time beats BMW 1-Series M Coupe's [video]

German magazine Sportauto gets a time of 8:15 with the 1-Series M - seven seconds slower than the Megane RS Trophy's 8:08

German publication Sportauto has released its lap time on the Nürburgring with the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and it comes in at 8 minutes and 15 seconds.

The lap time for the rear-wheel drive 1-Series M beats the all-wheel drive Audi RS3 as well as the 987.5 Porsche Cayman S but it doesn't beat the record-setting run of the Renault Megane RS Trophy last week.

The Megane RS Trophy set a record lap time of 8 minutes and 8 seconds (7.97, actually) - a Nürburgring record for a FWD model.

Sportauto did say that they believed the 1-Series M Coupe's suspension was a little too stiff for a good Nürburgring run and that the car could have used better tires.

The Megane RS Trophy accomplished its feat with road-going Bridgestone RE050A performance tires.

But maybe the different drivers had something to do with it too. It was Renault Sport development driver Laurent Hurgon who set the FWD record with the Megane RS Trophy on June 17.

Source: Sport Auto via 1addicts.com

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Comments (25)

 Ray782 Ray782
Are the Renault-slamming guys even driving Renaults? So what makes them Renault experts? Here's my Renault experience: Megane II 1.6 Expression bought new in 2005. No major problems to date (203 000km). Only the ff done Front brake pads replaced on 118 000 and now at 203 000 km: rear ones on 131 000 and 203 000; front breake discs skiMmed on 203 000 for first time, rear ones to be replaced next week; aircon pump replaced on 198 000; clutch on 203 000; battery on 142 000. Now on third set of tyres. No mechanical breakdowns, no electrical failures, no rattles, despite regular off-road trips on really bad dirt roads while on holday. But I can tell you stories about friends', colleagues' and family's high-brand cars...
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June 24, 2011 12:57 am
 RoadRunner RoadRunner
Love to see those front tyres after that lap lol
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June 22, 2011 8:21 am
 Ferraridude Ferraridude
Oh, never mind sorry I was confused there.
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June 22, 2011 7:46 am
 Targa_Florio Targa_Florio
It should be noted that, on one side, Sport Auto GY drivers know very well the Ring and that, on the other side, Renault's test driver knows the Mégane like the palm of his hand.
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June 22, 2011 4:26 am
 Ferraridude Ferraridude
You do know that jalopnik had this news like 2 days ago right? Anyways it's nice to be aknowldged by BrianWCF!
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June 21, 2011 8:44 pm
 Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
Renault build quality is quite good Hellbound......you just keep laying the boot in though don't you? Congrats Renault.....I'm sure BMW will put their chosen driver in the 1M soon for a rematch.
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June 21, 2011 8:05 pm
 norther norther
what does this mean? the french are giving the germans a run for it! oh no.... it's like, revenge for 1915-18 and 1940 :))) ohh man, what can i say. as gealous as i am, i have to congratulate renault. hat's down, and a gentleman's bow.
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June 21, 2011 8:02 pm
 3Iceman 3Iceman
Well done Renault!!! Thats the proof that name doesn't mean everything. It is also the development, innovation and passion. I bet that if they make Laguna Trophy they can beat M5.
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June 21, 2011 7:25 pm
 lematt lematt
why compare cars if they are driven by different pilots ! Give the 1M to Sabine Schmitz and she will kill that french piece of s#!+ ;)
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June 21, 2011 7:20 pm
 Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
What is that strange clicking sound in the car?
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June 21, 2011 5:26 pm
 Broseph Stalin Broseph Stalin
Fail.
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June 21, 2011 4:58 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
EDIT: Dammit, I gotta read more.
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June 21, 2011 3:54 pm
 Zonda Addict Zonda Addict
owned...
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June 21, 2011 3:38 pm
 Ferraridude Ferraridude
This is why I like worldcarfans so much. They always offer news right after it has happened.
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June 21, 2011 3:38 pm