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      09-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #26
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Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

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The 1M seems to be an over performer overall based on stated power and weight. Sport Auto data is somewhat suspect as not being entirely apples to apples. Different day, different conditions, different break in state etc. All can add up quite a lot. The M-DCT M3 has knocked off a 15.2 sec 0-200km/h and a 12.5s 1/4 mi. I've also seen 0-200 times just shy of 18 seconds for the 1M. Now granted that is more of a best/worse comparison. In an apples to apples test, with equivalent drivers, and well broken in stock cars, I think only a fool would bet on the 1M in either a 0-200 or 1/4 mi contest. Power to weight is superior in the M3 and the DCT is equivalent to a lot of power based on the shift speed advantage.