BMW M135i Laps Nurburgring in 8:05

You might think of the M135i as a strange car, not a real M, but a creation of its new M Performance brand. However, this sort of machine has been around since the beginning. Only one year after the launch of the M1 in 1978, they introduced the M535i sedan, followed by the M635 CSi coupe.
BMW didn’t use the best engine, the best gearbox, the best transmission, nor did they put in a limited slip differential. Yet thanks to that restrained package, the M135i is an affordable performance packag, comparable to the top-of-the-line hothatches.

So how does it do when the rubber hit the road? Well, Czech driver Pavel Janda got the round the Nurburgring in just 8 minutes, 5 seconds in moist conditions. That’s faster than a 2008 Cayman S, 2005 SL55 AMG and on par with the old BMW M5.

Looking at the stats, you begin to understand why. Powering this car is a 3-liter TwinPower turbo engine with 320 PS and peak torque of 332 lb-ft (450 Nm).


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