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      04-08-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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Updated 4/15 with full comparison review.

The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i's 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F's 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.

According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).





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      04-08-2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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seriously? Wow that's amazing
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altitude and thin air makes normally aspirated engines choke
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looks like the lexus even got a little jump.

I must say this m235 just keep getting more and more impressive to me
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altitude and thin air makes normally aspirated engines choke
I think that this situation is the best to describe "turbo, the replacement for displacement".
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I realize they were in thin air but that was quite the throbbing the IS-F took.
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Amazing! High altitude or not, that was pretty amazing.
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I cringe every time I see these guys' videos. They really annoy the hell out of me.
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The more and more I read and watch videos about this little M235, the more I want it, desperately!
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I cringe every time I see these guys' videos. They really annoy the hell out of me.
Agreed! I had it on mute until the cars ran.
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Can't stand watching these guys
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These guys are annoying but I have to say I am impressed with the 235
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doesn't driver's weight count in this race?
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doesn't driver's weight count in this race?
LMAO!!!
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Had to skip all the talking.
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doesn't driver's weight count in this race?
lol I thought that too
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Awesome. Now, I can't wait to see what a tuned 235i will do.
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I cringe every time I see these guys' videos. They really annoy the hell out of me.
lol totally agree, they both so corny
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