Originally Posted by Carl Lassiter
These are in-gear rather than through-the-gears times, I'm guessing? No doubt blown engines are almost always more effective under this test condition.
It's nearly always true that turbo motors make more mid-range torque, but turbo lag is not your friend in such low-speed roll ons - especially against the M3's right-now throttle response. I'm a little surprised that the 1M does as well as it does from these low engine speeds with no prior load.The M3 does in fact have the reputation of being soft at low rpm, but in my opinion that's only when you compare it to torque-rich cars such as the C63 (and I guess the 1M). Otherwise, it's just fine, and of course the right hand side of the tach is a joy, win or lose against nearly any car.