Last week we reported that the BMW M135i lapped the famous Nordschleife track in just 8:05 minutes, but new details suggest that the time was in fact set on a Bridge to Gantry lap which is shorter and measures only 11.9 miles.
Now, the guys over German magazine Sport Auto lapped the car at the actual Nurburgring Nordschleife track (12.93 miles) and obtained a time of 8:18, making the new M135i just three seconds slower than the the 1-Series M Coupe. The car lapped at the Green Hell was a standard M135i featuring a rear-wheel drive configuration and using a six-speed manual gearbox. All we can do now is wait for an official lap time from BMW.
As a reminder, the M135i is powered by a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 320 HP at 5,800 rpm and 331 lbs-ft of torque. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155 mph.