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    • A BMW X1 as a serious performance machine? Believe it, BimmerBoost member runs 12.1@111 in his X1 xDrive35i

      The world's quickest and fastest BMW X1? That would be BimmerBoost member paradoxical3 with his BMS JB4 tuned N55 X1 xDrive35i. With a JB4 G5 ISO, 40% E85/93 octane mix, BMS intake, BMW downpipe, and a Wagner intercooler he managed a very impressive 12.137@111.20 in the 1/4 mile. That's quicker than a stock BMW X5M/X6M at a fraction of the cost with just bolt on modifications to put the performance into perspective.

      BimmerBoost can not find a 1/4 mile timeslip anywhere with a quicker result from an all wheel drive N55 based BMW so this appears to be not only have the X1 overall record but the N55 xDrive record as well. Congratulations to @paradoxical3 for his results on the strip and BimmerBoost looks forward to seeing him break into the 11's which are just a tick away.









      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW X1 World Record (12.563@109.74), full weight stock runflats started by paradoxical3 View original post
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      1. amclint's Avatar
        amclint -
        That's awesome, 1.69 60' is enough to jump out on some serious cars and mid 12s for an SAV/SUV type vehicle is great.
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        Thanks, there is definitely more in it too with some better tires as I was spinning them a bit even with the AWD. The torque with the downpipe (just added it today) is really a little ridiculous.
      1. maui86's Avatar
        maui86 -
        Do you have any videos? Speedo shots or anything. I'm seriously looking at getting an x1, and these times help make the decision easier. You have any times without ethanol?

        You know your 0-60mph times? This must be a fun practical car. Might ditch my e90 335i for this.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Holy 1.699 60'. Badass! That thing hauls ass lol. Congrats.
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Very nice 60' indeed. Can't wait til you are in 11's :-)
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maui86 Click here to enlarge
        Do you have any videos? Speedo shots or anything. I'm seriously looking at getting an x1, and these times help make the decision easier. You have any times without ethanol?

        You know your 0-60mph times? This must be a fun practical car. Might ditch my e90 335i for this.
        These are some videos before the downpipe and intake, car was running about 12.75 here.

        Cobb tubed WRX



        Camaro SS on Slicks



        Grand Prix (bolt on, maybe tuned)



        Cobra (older one):



        GTO (was bogging in 2nd and still walked him):



        I took some videos from the 12.5 run and I'll post them up, but they are kinda boring since I'm starting to realize that some people with nicer cars are avoiding lining up against me. It's to the point where it seems like every time I get the jump on people they let off because they don't want to be officially beat by a X1. You can see the GTO just give up around the 1/8 mark. There were a couple Mustang 5.0's there running 12.8 but I couldn't get them to line up against me. One time I was next to a white one and he literally pulled out of the staging line and drove away.

        I did get creamed a few times though by stuff totally out of my league, including a really sweet LS6 swap RX7.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Very nice! It's pretty cool how quick non m bmw's are now. Throw some bolt on's and a tune and it's a quick car/truck/etc.
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Very nice 60' indeed. Can't wait til you are in 11's :-)
        I wish! Not gonna happen on stock turbo, I'm already bumping against the flow limit. I'm pretty sure I can get a 12.3 to 12.4 though with just some lighter wheels, and maybe a rear seat removal.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Beating a muscle car on slicks with a BMW SUV is priceless lol
      1. maui86's Avatar
        maui86 -
        I dont get why some people get so sour about losing. Those videos are awesome. It really is funny how they just shut down mid track. Probably full of excuses too.

        It'll be cool to see a speedo vid from a dig. My 335 did 12.3@115 with a 2.0 60ft...Amazing what a great 60ft does to your et. I'd be playing major catch up against you. This is exactly what I want... a stop light bruiser. You sir, made my decision easier.

        You have a Rough estimate of your 0-60mph? Low 4s?
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        The 0 to 60 has to be approaching 4 flat. It's pretty ridiculous. If you want a practical stoplight bruiser, it doesn't get better than this. And I realize it's immature, but it's so easy to troll people with. When I'm bored at work over on e90post all I have to do is post a timeslip and casually comment how it's faster than a m3 in a straight line and m3 drivers lose their minds about how much it sucks and can't go around a track. No $#@!, it's a sav! Lol.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        That is so awesome! for 44k to have a suv that will beat a "Badass 5.0" moosestang!
      1. maui86's Avatar
        maui86 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by paradoxical3 Click here to enlarge
        The 0 to 60 has to be approaching 4 flat. It's pretty ridiculous. If you want a practical stoplight bruiser, it doesn't get better than this. And I realize it's immature, but it's so easy to troll people with. When I'm bored at work over on e90post all I have to do is post a timeslip and casually comment how it's faster than a m3 in a straight line and m3 drivers lose their minds about how much it sucks and can't go around a track. No $#@!, it's a sav! Lol.
        LMAO....Never thought of doing such things. M3's here trap like 103-106 because of the heat.. I'd love to tell a guy there is something wrong with his car since my 300hp car is beating his m3.

        It reminds me of when we used to go racing people at night from stoplights in a Banks F-250 diesel... at the track he was snagging 1.5-1.6 60fts. but then would do like 13.9-14.1 because he'd trap like 100.xx. And really, nearing 110mph traps is badass in an SAV. All i needed to know is if the car was able to do 0-60 in low 4's and 12's with just basic stuff, and now I know. Thank you!
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        Took her to Mid-Ohio - was the fastest car in C group (beginner group, was my first time) including a e92 M3 and a 911 Carrera 2S. Here's my best lap before the gopro died (from my 2nd session, was faster in the 3rd). Stock runflat tires and suspension.

      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        I'm sure when you showed up to a road course in your SAV people were probably laughing to themselves. I assume an instructor rode with you. What kind of comments did he have?
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        I really have to give credit to my instructor - he was very non-judgemental, unlike some of the other instructors! I could tell he was a bit apprehensive at first, but after the first session he was super impressed with it and he was pushing me to start rotating/sliding the car more and more. The first day was pouring rain and cold (perfect for the X1 LOL) and we were both having a blast blowing by everyone else while having the heated seats on max.

        The second day was perfect and dry. A couple of instructors came over to me in the pits and made kind of snide comments ("You're in a SUV, save the lap records for a different car" kind of stuff). But once we were out on the track that changed quick when we were the fastest car and didn't get passed a single time all weekend. Afterwards those same instructors came over to check out the car and were super nice. Was funny, as I was walking towards garage 7 to hand in the instructor evaluation forums I heard some of the organizers standing around talking about "that little X1 that was blowing by everyone." Click here to enlarge Honestly, people were extremely nice overall and if they were laughing at me, at least they weren't doing it openly.

        My instructor signed me off for the intermediate group next time and told me to request him at the next event. I will be doing more of these at it was ridiculously fun, and it's eye opening to realize how much more capable the cars are than you are. Especially the ride along with the instructors...after that you realize that you're nowhere near the limits of the vehicle even though it mentally feels like you are.
      1. knissel's Avatar
        knissel -
        Way to go man!
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        That is awesome. Sounds like a ton of fun.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by paradoxical3 Click here to enlarge
        Took her to Mid-Ohio - was the fastest car in C group (beginner group, was my first time) including a e92 M3 and a 911 Carrera 2S. Here's my best lap before the gopro died (from my 2nd session, was faster in the 3rd). Stock runflat tires and suspension.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RWJW-Fxodk
        haha epic!
        @Sticky
      1. paradoxical3's Avatar
        paradoxical3 -
        New n55 xdrive world record I think. Not bad for a X1.

        This time on map 7 instead of 5. With lighter wheels and tires and a midpipe I bet I have 11's in it.
        @Sticky