European automotive publication SportAuto is well known for its Nurburgring laps. The team recently hit up the Nurburgring with the 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe and returned a lap time of 8:15.
“Considering BMW didn’t bring UHP tires, 8:15 isn’t a bad laptime. The Hockenheim laptimes in which the 1M beat the stronger M3 however suggested a better result. All the 1M needs is a more fitting (meaning softer) [suspension] setup. This wouldn’t have hurt it at Hockenheim, improve traction, and — at the same time — make the ride more compliant for daily use.”
Previous reports suggest that the BMW 1-Series M Coupe lapped the Nurburgring in 8:12.
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Refresher: The 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe is powered by a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine making 335-hp and a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2012 BMW 1-Series M Coupe goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds) with a top speed of 155 mph.Prices start at $47,010.
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– By: Omar Rana