BMW approved stuff, BMW officially released material and BMW insider news are all great. I have to say though, not as much fun as true fan created BMW related material.
One of the members at autoforumcz has a special video out for us, as they’ve taken the an F20 BMW M135i around the Nurburgring race track.
The man behind the wheel himself admits that the lap was lap was not the most tidy ever, but even in such conditions the lap time was respectable.
Considering it was on a day where the track was open and there was some traffic out there, that’s pretty good. Further increasing the amazement is the fact that the track was damp.
Still, the F20 M135i managed to get round in only eight minutes and five seconds. That’s the same time the E92 BMW M3 has on file.
Provided the driver is not a professional racing driver and that the conditions were less than ideal, the fact that this small hatchback managed this time demands a lot of respect.
As if the competition weren’t stressed out enough, that time is a mere second behind aggressive cars like the Audi R8’s V8 version and the Porsche Cayman S.
The latter has already been replaced but it wasn’t tested yet, so the previous time stands. Even if the new version of these cars beat it, I’d like to point out that it is a hatchback.
A mid-engined car hardly serves any other purpose than to go fast so they’re beaten either way.