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HOT! Sport Auto Supertest - BMW M135i (manual gearbox)

Discussion in '1 Series' started by DeDe, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member GCF Guru

    I think "Asphalttemprature" for RS3 was 29C vs 19C for M135 just to give an idea how much difference testing in summer vs winter makes. On the other hand the colder temperature probably helped M135 make more power - maybe why it was dynoed at 340HP..
  2. DeDe

    DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Probably. They managed the 340 hp at a temperature of 14,8 Degrees C.
  3. Just_me

    Just_me Well-Known Member

    I'm certain the laptime could be better if it was warmer. Those Supersport are pretty sticky when its warm. But Im not complaining, I would never be this quick if I had a M135i because my driving skill isnt even close to HvS :)
  4. Deckhook

    Deckhook Banned

    It's a catch 22, cooler temperatures make more power thus better pick up out of corners and better acceleration but a little less traction so longer braking distances and slower corner speeds. The question is how much is the temperatures effecting its time?
  5. DeTomaso

    DeTomaso Member

    Did anyone else notice the Astra OPC having 20 percent more torque than claimed? 482 Nm is an awful lot for a 2.0 litre engine.
  6. conneem

    conneem Active Member

    Impressive time but I think it makes the time achieved by Horst in the old 335i coupe of 8.26 even more impressive considering that car was on 225/45/17 run flats compared to the much more aggressive Super Sport setup on the M135i not to mention the extra power the M135i has also. :)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  7. DeDe

    DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  8. klier

    klier Member

    I guess you made that DeDe? Very nice man!!
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  9. DeDe

    DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Yes, thank you. :)
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  10. Maarten M135

    Maarten M135 New Member

    Dede, thanks for sharing the articles! SportAuto is one my favourite mags, unfortunately no shipment to Australia..

    I think one of the reasons the M135 is a little 'slow' on the Nshleiffe could be due to the manual gearbox. I own the 8speeder, and I guarantee, no human - not even HvS - can change a gear that fast! I reckon he'd shave off another 3-4 seconds if he tries again..
  11. DeDe

    DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Picture gallery online here.
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  12. gralhon

    gralhon Member

    Hello,
    May be the 8 automatic looks quicker but the times in Hockenheim short show that the manual is slight quicker

    I did test M135 with 8 automatic and I did not like it. I am very used to manual gerbox. I bought then the manual version and I am waiting for it mid July.
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  13. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member GCF Guru

    Congrats. Please do post pics and a review after you get the car.
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  14. Deckhook

    Deckhook Banned

    As much as I love the ZF 8sp auto I still get more pleasure driving my son's 60hp Polo because of its 5sp manual. Its nice that some cars at least give you the option.
  15. martinbo

    martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

    Just watch out for that dodgy ankle you old fart.

    :D ;)

    Sorry, but I owed you one.
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  16. Deckhook

    Deckhook Banned

    ^Mate have you ever felt the weight of the clutch on a 1.2L 3cyl Polo, you could even use it with a broken ankle. lol

    Jokes aside nothing can beat the connection you get with a manual but apart from that as an inexperienced driver it teaches you the relationship between gear ratios and engine revs. Frankly learning on an automatic IMO teaches you very little about how to drive a car properly.
  17. Tumbo

    Tumbo Audi/MB/VW/Lambo fan

    i can't help imagining how nice the car would be, without those horrible lights.
  18. DeDe

    DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Supertest scans (I deleted my previous photobucket-account): here.
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  19. RS2000 4X4

    RS2000 4X4 Member

    Second that!! :)
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