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BMW M140i With 700 Horsepower Drag Races Stock Porsche 911 Turbo S


Gone however not forgotten, the rear-wheel-drive-based 1 Sequence stays a drive to be reckoned with within the M140i guise. This F21 facelifted model is a veritable sleeper for the reason that scorching hatch has been dialed all the way in which as much as supercar ranges of energy with out getting a flashy makeover. With a colossal 700 hp on faucet, it has greater than twice the punch of an ordinary M140i. As if that wasn’t bonkers sufficient, we’re coping with a non-xDrive model, so all that inline-six energy goes solely to the rear wheels.

The tail-happy compact automobile was pitted in opposition to a efficiency automobile positioned on a complete totally different stage – a Porsche 911. Not simply any model of Zuffenhausen’s iconic rear-engined automobile, however the mighty Turbo S. If you realize your Porsches, you’ve seen it’s a previous-generation (991) model that hasn’t been modified in any respect. Its 3.8-liter, flat-six twin-turbo engine continues to provide 580 hp.

Energy isn’t all the pieces as weight additionally performs a significant function within the final result of a drag race. The modded M140i suggestions the scales at 1,475 kilograms whereas the untouched Porsche 911 Turbo S weighs 1,600 kg. On paper, the BMW has an enormous benefit in terms of the power-to-weight ratio, however let’s take into account the Porsche has all-wheel drive and a lightning-quick PDK.

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It’s simple to see the M140i has difficulties in placing all that energy on the street whereas the 911 Turbo S’ AWD system works effortlessly. Even with a bonus of 8 to 10 automobile lengths at the beginning of the drag race, the BMW nonetheless misplaced the duel. Onboard telemetry exhibits the coupe did 0 to 60 mph in a mind-boggling 2.82 seconds whereas the five-door Bavarian model did it in a good 3.6 seconds.

The Porsche took 10.75 seconds to finish the quarter mile at a lure pace of 131.73 mph whereas the BMW wanted 11.27 seconds and had an exit pace of 131.2 mph, which means it was going nearly as quick on the finish of the drag race. With traction points out of the equation, the next rolling races had a vastly totally different final result because the M140i gained each.



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