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      05-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Car Magazine (SA) BMW M235i Coupé Track Test

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      05-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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Nice video. Can't believe he scratched the roof by putting the helmet on it.
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      05-28-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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cool. cant understand the driver though lol
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      05-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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Just over 2 seconds slower than the 1m. Cool that they scrolled the lap times in the video.
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      05-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #5
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I'm wondering if that was only 1 lap. I think Eddie Vedder should have done it 3 times and I bet his time would have improved. Car looked solid.
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      05-28-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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Seems like a good honest review. M2 going to rock
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      05-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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Nice video. Can't believe he scratched the roof by putting the helmet on it.
Isn't that helmet padded on the bottom?
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      05-28-2014, 09:35 PM   #8
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Lead journalist sounds like an amateur
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      05-28-2014, 09:56 PM   #9
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Good driver-bad hair-irrelevant journalist-honest review. Thanks for posting the video.

Small BMWs (that rock) on that track and some of their best competition:

1M: 1:24,81
M235i: 1:26,93
M135i: 1:27,87
135i: 1:28,50

Audi TT RS: 1:24,80
Lotus Exige S: 1:25,20
BMW (2009) M3: 1:25,50
Mercedes A45 AMG: 1:25,67
Renault Megane RS Trophy: 1:27,45
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      05-28-2014, 10:59 PM   #10
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lol 370z lapped faster than it
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      05-28-2014, 11:33 PM   #11
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Is it always the same driver posting those times?
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      05-28-2014, 11:47 PM   #12
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Who knows if the M235i got the crappy optional run-flat tires? That alone would make a second or two difference easily.
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      05-29-2014, 12:28 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ozinaldo
Good driver-bad hair-irrelevant journalist-honest review. Thanks for posting the video.

Small BMWs (that rock) on that track and some of their best competition:

1M: 1:24,81
M235i: 1:26,93
M135i: 1:27,87
135i: 1:28,50

Audi TT RS: 1:24,80
Lotus Exige S: 1:25,20
BMW (2009) M3: 1:25,50
Mercedes A45 AMG: 1:25,67
Renault Megane RS Trophy: 1:27,45
No way an Exige S is 0.5 sec a lap slower than a 1M...
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      05-29-2014, 02:09 AM   #14
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lol 370z lapped faster than it
With an auto box too.
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      05-29-2014, 02:20 AM   #15
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That's a mediocre time at Killarney. I really had high expectations for this car. Thought it would as fast, if not faster than the Audi TT RS.
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      05-29-2014, 03:41 AM   #16
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Quote:
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Originally Posted by ozinaldo
Good driver-bad hair-irrelevant journalist-honest review. Thanks for posting the video.

Small BMWs (that rock) on that track and some of their best competition:

1M: 1:24,81
M235i: 1:26,93
M135i: 1:27,87
135i: 1:28,50

Audi TT RS: 1:24,80
Lotus Exige S: 1:25,20
BMW (2009) M3: 1:25,50
Mercedes A45 AMG: 1:25,67
Renault Megane RS Trophy: 1:27,45
No way an Exige S is 0.5 sec a lap slower than a 1M...
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      05-29-2014, 04:09 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by signes
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Originally Posted by ozinaldo
Good driver-bad hair-irrelevant journalist-honest review. Thanks for posting the video.

Small BMWs (that rock) on that track and some of their best competition:

1M: 1:24,81
M235i: 1:26,93
M135i: 1:27,87
135i: 1:28,50

Audi TT RS: 1:24,80
Lotus Exige S: 1:25,20
BMW (2009) M3: 1:25,50
Mercedes A45 AMG: 1:25,67
Renault Megane RS Trophy: 1:27,45
No way an Exige S is 0.5 sec a lap slower than a 1M...
Ditto.
Guys lotus no power....
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      05-29-2014, 04:24 AM   #18
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Deon needs to get a haircut... and the presenter wasn't even looking at the camera while speaking at the beginning but anyway...

No LSD on this test car compared to the M235i Chris Harris tested if I'm not mistaken
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Good video - thought the time would be a little quicker too - aka, 2 seconds slower than the 1M is further proof that some of BMW's original claims about this car were ///Marketing BS.
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Guys lotus no power....
uh no. depending on the trim, exige s runs high 3s to low 4s 0-60. high 12s in 1/4 mile.


but anyway...these track times don't prove a whole lot without knowing more. of course, ppl with an agenda will quote them like the gospel.
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      05-29-2014, 07:43 AM   #21
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Good video - thought the time would be a little quicker too - aka, 2 seconds slower than the 1M is further proof that some of BMW's original claims about this car were ///Marketing BS.
Different track/driver/conditions
But Im with you...marketing BS
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      05-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #22
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No way an Exige S is 0.5 sec a lap slower than a 1M...
And you base this claim on what?

Here is the Lotus Exige S and 1M times on another track in UK, Top Gear:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ower_Lap_Times

Shockingly Exige S is slower there too. Seemingly just a 0.1 sec but Lotus time is dry while 1M is faster on a damp track which Top Gear suggests to subtract 2 seconds further...means 2.1 seconds difference at the hand of Stig on a short track like Top Gear too.

If you watch the video in this thread again and pay attention to track times of all cars, you will see a few Lotus times there, Evora, Elise and Exige versions. None are faster than the 1M.

Again, what are you basing this claim on, can you share please?
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