Sport Auto laps the BMW 1M around the Ring

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BMW 1M Coupe

The BMW 1 Series M Coupé is the darling of the moment, attracting headlines around the world. After our own test drive we can see why. So, it’s little surprise there is great interest in how fast the 1M is around the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. Thanks to authoritative German mag Sport Auto and its latest Supertest with noted driver Horst von Saurma we now have an answer.

That answer is 8 minutes 15 seconds.

On the unofficial Nürburgring lap chart that places the 1M in some heady company. Here’s a shortlist of relevant cars also tested by Horst von Saurma:

  • 8:05 – BMW E92 M3 (DCT)
  • 8:09 – Audi TT RS
  • 8:15 – BMW 1M Coupé
  • 8:17 – Porsche Cayman S
  • 8:20 – Audi RS 3

Von Saurma thinks the 1M would be faster if its suspension setup was better tuned for the Ring. Interestingly he also says the suspension is too hard for daily use.

[Source: 1addicts]