The new BMW M135i, 10 seconds slower on the Nurburgring track than the Renault Megane RS – Bmw Archive
The new BMW M135i, 10 seconds slower on the Nurburgring track than the Renault Megane RS
Posted on December 21, 2012 By Peter
Although it has a rear wheel drive system and about 315 horsepower, the BMW M135i wasn’t able to perform extraordinarily at Nurburgring. More specifically, the Bavarian hot-hatch completed the track in 8 minutes and 18 seconds, about 10 slower than… the Renault Megane RS.
Present at Nurburgring to test its abilities, the recently-launched BMW M135i needed about 8 minutes and 18 seconds to go over the 20 km German track, which means that the Bavarian hot-hatch is as fast as an Lexus IS-F and even faster than the Audi RS3 Sportback.
However, although it had rear-wheel drive and an extra 50 horsepower, the current top version of the BMW Series 1 is 10 seconds slower than the fastest front-wheel drive vehicle in the history of Nurburgring, namely the Renault Megane RS.
And that despite the BMW M135i being able to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, while the French hot-hatch needs exactly six seconds to do the same thing. And if we were to take into account their starting prices…it’s no doubt why the latest Renault Megane RS can be considered a best-buy.