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    • BMW E82 1M Nurburgring Lap Time is in: 8:12

      Several sites are reporting an unofficial lap time for the 1M coupe of 8 minutes and 12 seconds. This time is not confirmed and we do not yet know the driver and details but it does sound correct. This puts the 1M coupe at exactly the same pace as an E85 Z4 M coupe which was tested by EVO magazine at 8:12 around the ring. It is important to note when looking at ring times who the driver was and who tested it. Many BMW times are done by Sport Auto with Horst von Saurma driving for consistency and we will list some of those now to show how the 1M Coupe stacks up:


      7:48 - BMW E92 M3 GTS
      7:50 - BMW E46 CSL
      8:05 - BMW E92 M3
      8:07 - BMW E52 Z8 (Done by Autobild)
      8:10 - BMW Alpina B6 S
      8:12 - BMW E85 Z4 M Coupe (EVO)
      8:12 - BMW E82 1M Coupe (unconfirmed details)
      8:13 - BMW E60 M5
      8:22 - BMW E46 M3

      The car does about where one would expect it to be, just as quick as a Z4 M coupe which it stacks up favorably with.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW E82 1M Nurburgring Lap Time is in: 8:12 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 16 Comments
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Audi TT-RS, Cayman S have done quicker times.

        We will see what the RS3 can do.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        8:39.2 is the only time I can find for the 135i.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Audi TT-RS, Cayman S have done quicker times.

        We will see what the RS3 can do.
        What were their times?
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Audi TT-RS - 8:09

        Cayman S (PDK) - 8:06

        http://www.fastestlaps.com/track2.html
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Audi TT-RS - 8:09

        Cayman S (PDK) - 8:06

        http://www.fastestlaps.com/track2.html
        Interesting, so the Cayman S and TT-RS are both quicker. Not surprised too much, but was hoping for a little more out of the 1M.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Lame.


        If only I could buy a 1M with Unfor's turbo already installed.......
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Does anybody know about X5/X6 M times? i can't find it
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        Does anybody know about X5/X6 M times? i can't find it
        X6M - 8:24
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Thanks ,i remember Car&Driver said it is faster than M3,now it seems it's 2 seconds slower
      1. Shipkiller's Avatar
        Shipkiller -
        Just for sake of accuracy, the E85 is the Roadster and it's M variants time was 8:15. The Coupe is the E86 with the M variant running 8:12, though that is not an official BMW time.
      1. Graystone's Avatar
        Graystone -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Shipkiller Click here to enlarge
        Just for sake of accuracy, the E85 is the Roadster and it's M variants time was 8:15. The Coupe is the E86 with the M variant running 8:12, though that is not an official BMW time.
        I think that it fits in great a good price ...and an N54 platform how easy is it going to be to tune this guy and find out how much the M suspension can handle .. Nub track in a tuned 1M...cant wait to see those numbers and very cheap and reliable to do. Very exciting at a price the regular guy can stretch to.
      1. alq80's Avatar
        alq80 -
        Not trying to bring along a conspiracy parade but based on how BMW is, there is no way in hell they will show a 1M time
        Faster than an M3.

        I would put money in for a guy who can drive on the nordschleife to do a few laps in a 1M, an M3 (e46 + e92), a 135, 335, and possibly
        C63... Somebody who likes saabs or volvos (in
        Other words, impartial)!

        I would trust those results much more...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Shipkiller Click here to enlarge
        Just for sake of accuracy, the E85 is the Roadster and it's M variants time was 8:15. The Coupe is the E86 with the M variant running 8:12, though that is not an official BMW time.
        This is true, I was referring to the generation as the E85/E86 are the same but E86 is more accurate as it was the coupe. Good catch!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alq80 Click here to enlarge
        Not trying to bring along a conspiracy parade but based on how BMW is, there is no way in hell they will show a 1M time
        Faster than an M3.

        I would put money in for a guy who can drive on the nordschleife to do a few laps in a 1M, an M3 (e46 + e92), a 135, 335, and possibly
        C63... Somebody who likes saabs or volvos (in
        Other words, impartial)!

        I would trust those results much more...
        BMW is hyping this car like crazy and would show it doing the best it can. It is logical that it would be similar to the Z4 M coupe considering the specs.

        The 1M can't outlap an M3 on that circuit, impossible.

        Wait for Sport Auto to test it just don't be surprised if the numbers are slower not faster.
      1. alq80's Avatar
        alq80 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        BMW is hyping this car like crazy and would show it doing the best it can. It is logical that it would be similar to the Z4 M coupe considering the specs.

        The 1M can't outlap an M3 on that circuit, impossible.

        Wait for Sport Auto to test it just don't be surprised if the numbers are slower not faster.
        Post them up when they arrive! And, I honestly don't want the 1M to be faster than an M3!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alq80 Click here to enlarge
        Post them up when they arrive! And, I honestly don't want the 1M to be faster than an M3!
        No worries, the 1M isn't, although I would not be opposed to them taking it to the highest level. That is why this BMW hierarchy is so stupid, they back themselves into corners based on the precedent of the E60 M5 which isn't even in production anymore.