Originally Posted by mdosu
those times were the European M3 coupe launch car, the test was conducted in Germany, and I think they didn't use the precise equipment to measure it.
12.5s 114mph is C63 level speed.
R&T got a 13.0s quarter with the M3 Sedan 6 MT in a California test a few months later. It was the only car that couldn't crack the 13s mark (against the C63, RS4, and ISF)
here's the link:
"Think" vs "know": Assuming anything about the testing equipment opens a can of worms, but regardless, in '07, three cars were tested at the same place, same day, etc..,