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BMW M135i does Nordschleife full lap in 8:18

 BMW M135i does Nordschleife full lap in 8:18
2013 BMW M135i

BTG lap in 8:05

A 2013 BMW M135i was able to do a full lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 8:18.

About a week ago we talked about this car doing the lap in 8:05 but that was only a "bridge to gantry" lap which is shorter as it measures 11.9 miles (19.1 km). Sport Auto magazine was able to take the smallest model in BMW's lineup with the "M" performance designation and perform a full lap in 8 minutes and 18 seconds. This places the M135i only 3 seconds slower than the 1 Series M Coupe but seven seconds faster than the E46 M3.

The car used was a stock M135i fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission transmitting power to the rear wheels. Under the hood is a straight six-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine producing 315 hp (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. It can do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.9 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (255 km/h).

Source: Sport Auto via bmwblog.com

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Comments (12)

 alihijazi alihijazi
apart from the result on the ring, the car looks pretty good; I like it
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December 19, 2012 4:22 am
 GetYourAssOnMars GetYourAssOnMars
Not that impressive, still ten seconds slower than Renault Megane 265 ...
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December 18, 2012 2:55 pm
 kimbo kimbo
Impressive. I'm wondering what it can do with the 8-speed automatic and AWD. I bet it will be even 3 seconds faster.
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December 18, 2012 2:35 pm