Video: BMW M135i Laps Nurburgring Nordschleife in 8:05

Official 2013 BMW M135i

The 320hp BMW M135i recently completed a lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 8 minutes and 5 seconds making it faster than the Z4 M Coupe, E60 M5, Porsche Cayman S and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

The blisteringly fast lap was completed at the hands of a “regular” driver with the car running on stock Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires and a six-speed manual transmission. It is important to note however, that this lap was a ‘Bridge to Gantry’ lap where a complete lap is not undertaken due to the track still being open to the public.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mfbvmahnIS8#at=36

This means if the BMW M135i were to lap the entire track, its time would be just over 8 minutes and 20 seconds, as the ‘Bridge to Gantry’ route is approximately 1.5km shorter than the 20.6km distance of the entire Nordschleife, or ‘Northern Loop’.

Nevertheless, this is a mighty impressive time and as you’ll see in the video, it was completed on a damp track with some rain being present, a factor which would have inevitably added a few seconds to the lap time.


Published: December 12, 2012 12:32 am

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  1. MR says:

    It is also a Bridge to Gantry lap as explained in the story ;)

    MR

  2. The_Devil says:

    Sorry, but no a full lap. Watch where the clip started, and where its end.