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  • 06-23-2005, 07:30 PM
    mattwithaplan

    what an awful looking car, reminds me of the

    ...Matrix made by the popular japanese auto-maker.
    It is obvious that the BMW 1-series is meant to appeal to the younger generation of people who don't yet have taste in styling.
  • 06-13-2005, 12:36 AM
    Kaptain

    Re: Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    The next Jaguar XKR will need a more blunt front bumper to comply with new European pedestrian safety regulations.
  • 05-11-2005, 09:37 AM
    Move over 120d !!

    Re: 130i available from September in Germany ...

    Got any real news about the price/options/specs?
    Cant wait to drive the 130i!
  • 04-29-2005, 06:21 AM
    sale,unlike the cramped 1er that u cant get in US

    Actually 330i is just 5.6 seconds and already on

    330 is actually faster than the top einsers,plus has extra refinement and a more modern styling if not better looks. But its styling will grow on us,u know..
    And above all,still no definite decision to sell 1er sports-hatch in US!
  • 04-28-2005, 01:52 PM
    eMkay

    Because it handles better, looks better...

    and will be cheaper if they sell it here.
  • 04-13-2005, 02:29 AM
    Kaptain

    Re: Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    The next Jaguar XKR will use the new XJ's aluminum chassis which will spread costs. It will have to comply with new European pedestrian safety regulations.



    Also, that Maserati you mentioned is no longer made.
  • 03-19-2005, 08:19 AM
    '08 Series 2 M1

    Re: Seeing the 130i is only a tenth quicker than the

    A recent test of euro-spec E90 BMW 330i revealed it was actually a full 100 lb _LIGHTER_ than a similarly equipped E46, and just a 80 lb heavier than the much slower 4-cyl BMW 120d! Makes u wonder if the 130i is going be any lighter than the 330i!
    The 330i was also actually faster than the 130i in the 0-60 sprint!
  • 03-12-2005, 10:41 PM
    SnakeEyes325is

    DOH!!! make a coupe and I'll bite!

    only with the hi-po N52 though........otherwise just give me a JCW Cooper S with smaller pulley-------------
    1987 BMW 325is - 5-speed - Alpine White - not stock
    1987 325iC - auto - delphin metallic - stock(not my car)
    1969 Camaro RS, 350(now 383 .030 over), TH-400, LOTS of mods(my other car)

    Car Pics
    AIM: SnakeEyes M3
  • 03-08-2005, 12:51 PM
    S'charged Glory

    The 130i undercuts A3 2.0 TFSI by over 110 lbs !!

    While certainly no lwt, the all new BMW 130i still weights less than the turbocharged Audi A3 S'backs, let alone the current top A3 3.2l V-6 DSG model.
    Actually, the 6-cyl 1er isn't significantly heavier than the turbo'd 4-cyl Golf GTi!
    So when the new R36 Golf finally appears, it's going to need every bit of its 276 hp just to stay competitive..
  • 03-04-2005, 10:59 PM
    JZ 2005 X3 2.5

    looks like i am right!

    6.1 seconds, 25,000 dollars versus a $40,000 330i.
  • 03-02-2005, 10:38 AM
    Actually,130i manages to beat also M4serati corsa

    Re: Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    I find it very shocking the tiny 130i manages to beat the much more powerful, dual turbocharged M4serati Assettocorsa which has a massive 370hp/362tq, sportchassis,cambio'box and performance tires!
    The small BMW also totally trashes Jaguar's performance flagship, the s'charged XKR!
    I wonder if the upcoming 339hp M1 will give the 911 Carrera a run for its money..
  • 02-27-2005, 05:07 PM
    G3ORG3uk

    What is the source of these times?

  • 02-23-2005, 10:38 AM
    manages to outperform all of the smaller engined

    The rumoured AMG version has 100hp more and still

    IT Could be the baddest-[Oops!] hatch yet that's not available to US.
  • 02-21-2005, 03:27 PM
    Genuine laptimes X:XX

    Re: Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    Nor is Diablo, Porsche 996, e39 M5, M3 CSL, Z3, C5 Special, RS4 or M-B C32/SLK32 AMG etc..
    But who cares!?
  • 02-21-2005, 05:01 AM
    RickKap

    Re: Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    the Maserati 3200 is no longer made.
  • 02-20-2005, 01:13 PM
    times:not even 430hp Brabus can keep up with 130i!

    Still more N'ring loop times,with very interesting

    These Nring times reveal the 130i's 8:35 time manages to beat many bigger,more expensive and powerful cars! It even beats near-supercars like Maser 3200 and Brabus-tuned C-class with a 8-banger!!
    Zonda 7:44
    murcielago 7:50
    M3 CSL 7:50
    911TT 7:56
    ferrari 360 challenge 7:56
    997 8:00
    diablo 8:04
    fer 575M 8:05
    NSX type R 8:09(276hp only!)
    996 8:17
    vanqush 8:17
    c5 special 8:18
    Z8 8:18
    RS6 8:20
    Aston DB7GT 8:23
    RS4 8:25
    SLK32 AMG 8:26
    Audi S4 8:29
    M-B CLK55 AMG 8:29
    BMW Z4 8:32
    BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0i 8:34
    > BMW 130i 8:35 (with ultraskinny 205/50-17er tyres)
    M-B SportsCoupe Brabus V8 8:35 (tuned car with 430hp!!)
    MB C32 AMG 8:37
    Impreza Gt 8:37
    S2k 8:39
    Morgan Aero 8 8:39
    Civic type R 8:47
    Renaultsport Clio V6 8:49
    Alfaromeo 156GTA 8:51
    Maserati 3200GT 8:57
    Golf V6 4motion 9:09
  • 02-20-2005, 10:26 AM
    backed effort of the Radical SR3 turbo!!

    It also the specially prepared,high-budget,factory

  • 02-20-2005, 12:06 AM
    smedin330ci

    Re: Seeing the 130i is only a tenth quicker than the

    Don't believe it. BMW also lists the 3.0 Z4 as being only a tick faster to 60 than the E46 330i, but in reality, C & D achieved a 0-60 in 5.3 in the Z4 versus 5.9 in the 330i.

    Note that both times are at least .5 sec quicker for each car than the "official" factory figures.

    I'm predicting a 0-60 of 5.3 seconds for the 130i, 5.7 for the new 330i from the C & D test drivers.

    Just a hunch.
  • 02-18-2005, 08:34 PM
    Einser fahrer

    One correction...

    The fastest production car around the Nordschleife is a Donkervoort.

    "The lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife had been in the hands of the Porsche Carrera GT since September. But now that time has been broken again. The new number one is called... Donkervoort.

    The Porsche Carrera GT was beaten by no less than 15 seconds by the Donkervoort 270 RS. The record breaking car is derived from the D8 270, which will become available next spring. The Donkervoort was prepared fully in accordance with the rules of German magazine ´Sport Auto´ that has been organising the record attempts since 1995.
    In September the chief editor of ´Sport Auto´ sat behind the wheel of a 612 hp strong Carrera GT and achieved 7,32.44 minutes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. German Donkervoort dealer Michael Dütching managed it in 7,18.01 minuten. So now Donkervoort is holder of the ´Sport Auto´ Trophy.
    According to proprietor Joop Donkervoort the feat is mainly thanks to the special configuration of the suspension and the enormously stiff chassis of the 270 RS. 'The strength of Donkervoort is the fact that owners can take their cars straight from the public road onto the circuit'."
  • 02-18-2005, 05:50 PM
    me

    Nurburgring Comparisons

    The lap time for the 130i is very "decent". Two of BMW's finest at the 'Ring:
    M6-V10 8:00
    M3 CSL 8:00
    Skyline GTR: 7:52 was the old record for a production car, and the
    Carrera GT (612HP) 7:32 is the fastest car on Nurburgring as of now.

    Other comparisons:
    7:46 - Porsche 996 GT2
    7:56 - Porsche 996 Turbo
    7:57 - Lotec Porsche 993 Turbo (600 HP, racing suspension)
    8:07 - Ferrari 550
    8:07 - Porsche 996 GT3
    8:09 - Lamborghini Diablo SV
    8:09 - Ferrari 360 Modena
    8:10 - Chrysler Viper GTS
    8:12 - Porsche 993 Turbo (430 HP version)
    8:15 - BMW Z8 400 HP
    8:17 - Porsche 996 C2
    8:18 - Ferrari F355
    8:22 - BMW M Coupe 321 HP
    8:25 - Audi RS4 375 HP
    8:28 - Porsche 993 C2
    8:28 - BMW M5 400 HP
    8:32 - Porsche Boxster S
    8:35 - BMW M3 Coupe 321 HP
    8:37 - Mercedes C32 AMG
    8:38 - Honda NSX
    8:39 - Honda S2000
    8:40 - Chevrolet Corvette
    8:42 - Audi S4 265 HP
    8:42 - Lotus Exige
    8:49 - Jaguar XKR Coupe
    8:52 - Mercedes CLK 430
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