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      07-15-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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On Board 1M Coupe With Chris Harris [Video]

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Here is Chris's accompanying blog entry from evo:

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At the M3 GTS launch yesterday BMW also rolled-out a 1 Series M development hack. This caught us all slightly unawares, especially when they said they'd do a few passenger rides. So, in the true spirit of low-quality, gorilla video I did my best to capture something.

The car is very interesting and should help drag BMW M back towards its heartland. It's currently running a 135i motor with a re-map and different exhaust, so the sound was slightly disappointing. It felt quick though. expect around 340bhp from the production car Q1 2011.

Chassis wise it's a load of E92 M3 bits wedged underneath a set of wider wheel arches. It's a very interesting looking thing: it's almost square. The cambers give it that classic M-car look.
Here's the video. I only had one lap so tried to ask a few questions.




The driver mentions the Nring time being 8 minutes and 7? Not sure though cause it's not too clear... What do you guys think?

Anyways can't wait to see the final product next year.
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      07-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Wow. Nice find. Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't sound too bad. I wish they had more shots of the car around the track. Good video.
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When asked to estimate, he said "guessing, eight point seven, something like that", meaning either 8 minutes 7 seconds, or 8 minutes 42 seconds (.7 X 60 = 42)

He must have meant 8 min 7 sec, since the 135 i does it in 8'39.2sec.

http://www.fastestlaps.com/track2.html
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      07-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #4
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I love it how the guy asks a bunch of technical questions, and the driver is all awkward and doesn't answer...

Q: "whats under the bonnet?"
A: "just listen to it! just feel it!"

Q: "its a turbo 6?
A: "it sounds good!"

Q: "def has a locking differential?"
A: "I would guess?"



Interesting the driver said built in over-steer...

What I want to know is, where do I apply for the job to drive journalists around in development ///M cars?
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      07-15-2010, 09:03 PM   #5
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Very good find. Personally, best video of the 1M I've seen yet.
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      07-15-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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It does sound really good, much better than the first video. When Chris asked him about making the turbo engines sound good I think he said they still have more to do, or something to that effect.

I really think we haven't anything to worry about guys...
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      07-15-2010, 09:38 PM   #7
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I love it how the guy asks a bunch of technical questions, and the driver is all awkward and doesn't answer...

Q: "whats under the bonnet?"
A: "just listen to it! just feel it!"

Q: "its a turbo 6?
A: "it sounds good!"

Q: "def has a locking differential?"
A: "I would guess?"




Interesting the driver said built in over-steer...

What I want to know is, where do I apply for the job to drive journalists around in development ///M cars?
exactly
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      07-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #8
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Looks good ... the pull away at the end sounds better then the last video as well ...
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      07-15-2010, 10:00 PM   #9
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good find. thank you for posting
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      07-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
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This is gonna be good.
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This is gonna be good.
Oh yes it will....
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I am guessing this will be the best selling car for ///M within months! Back to pure compact driving - I will ditch our 135i for this.
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Sounds like great spec and sound.
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This is gonna be good.
I can't believe what I'm going to say, but... I listened to it again, and to me it sounded a lot like a 911... Which ain't a bad thing at all, haha.
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Sounds good
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      07-15-2010, 10:36 PM   #17
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My interest in growing.....
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I'm excited about this car...as long as they can make it sound better than the 135i.
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Now that was a fun ride. Twice. Thanks for posting!
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1:54 "the idea was to set up a nice boy racer... a pure boy racer"

All right, boy racers, start your engines!
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I just got wood watching the car accelerate out of the pit at the end of the video. Oh, yeah... I want this car!
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