The 135i is fast and powerful but leaves something to be desired in the handling department. I don't miss mine. With that said, however, the 1M should correct the handling deficiencies of the 135i.
I found this article on the web and thought it could help a little even if the car at the top of the list is a CR and not a CS.
BMW 1M Beats M3 at Hockenheim! - GTSPIRIT.COM
Was at a BMW dealership today. Was told they had 1 allocation for a 1 M, 8 people on the waiting list. This is the only dealership in San Antonio. As a point of reference, they currently have 4 1-series, 122 3-series and 5 M3's in their new car inventory. They said some dealers won't get any.
2012 Cayman S Peridot/Black
2012 Panamera Black/Black
Porsche 987.5 Cayman S PDK...1:13.9
Porsche 987.5 Cayman S MT....1:14.0
BMW M BUS Nº1...................1:14.1
BMW E92 M3 ZCP DCT............1:14.2
Audi TT-RS Coupe..................1:14.3
BMW E92 M3 6MT(Cup+ Tires)..1:14.3
Not bad for a BUS especially if we consider that a simple difference in the tyres brand name can change the time table.
Last edited by ralarcon; 05-04-2011 at 07:20 PM.
I do agree the 3 series Coupe looks better, but this car will out perform a 3 series.
The steering and handling is known to be an issue, when on the track, but with non RFT tires, and swapping the front anti sway bar (from an E93 M3), it is plenty sufficient for a road car. Smooth riding, and sporty.
Last edited by RobMason; 05-05-2011 at 08:48 PM.
I just don't understand that high ridge line. I always thought it looked like a boat, not a bus. Maybe it's supposed to evoke the 2002? Ah well, viva la difference eh? Another Bangle original I bet. Supposed to be a hell of a car tho, so there's that
'12 Cayman R, Carrara white, standard interior, sports bucket seats with alcantara, black wheels, PSE, sport chrono, bi-xenon lights, automatic air-con, Audio pack + CD-storage, beer bottle-holders
Forget about the looks... i like it, but the important thing is the less weight and shorter overall dimensions than the 3 series, mainly the wheelbase.
Just add the torquey engine and this is the best M car in a long time...
Can you compare a Cayman R, with a Bugatti Veyron. You could but why, need I say more?