Originally Posted by Andrew@ActiveAutowerke
It is a beautifully constant torque curve like a table mountain despite the fact that there is not much of it. Such a different engine, all about linearity. Whole different kind of beast.
On the other hand, the delta between 1M and M3 is much less than what factory states in terms of horse power while in torque the real delta is even more than we already knew: If I am not making a big calculation error, the 1M seems to produce around 90 % of the M3's whp. When it comes to torque there is a minimum 150 % of M3's wtq delivered by the 1M. At least my amateur eyes are interpreting the curves and numbers this way. Factor it in weight difference too and there is the explanation how stock 1Ms can keep up with stock M3s well, even if they are DCT. In-gear acceleration, there is no competition to speak of. The rest between these two is purely personal taste and preferances.
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
2012 BMW 1M: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.