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      02-29-2012, 01:57 AM   #124
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The 2012 335i does not do 0-60 4.7s

First the reviewer did torque braking so he's kinda cheating the 0-60 and creating some hooplah and reality is slower as recorded by C/D. A 335is can consistently do 0-60 in 4.5-4.7 (Road and Track 4.5). According to C&D (4.6 seconds).

Comparing real C/D results between the 335is coupe and 2012 335i sedan reveals the real story. Look at each track time below:

335is Coupe
Power (SAE net): 320 bhp @ 5900 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 370 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.4 sec
Street start, 560 mph: 5.0 sec
Standing -mile: 13.3 sec @ 108 mph

Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take-road-test

2012 335i

Power: 300 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 13.0 sec
Street Start, 560 mph: 5.9 sec
Standing -mile: 13.8 sec @ 103 mph


Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...an-test-review


Also just review the C/D test notes: 2012 335i 0-60 5.3 and look at the outside cold temp which would helps the 0-60 time. The 335is for example was done at near 70-80 degree temps.

http://media.caranddriver.com/files/...april-2012.pdf

http://media.caranddriver.com/files/2011-bmw-335is.pdf


Quote:
Originally Posted by gatoman39 View Post
2012 BMW 335i: Still the Benchmark?

0-60mph - 4.7 sec
1/4 mile - 13.3 sec @ 103.9 mph
60-0 - 109 ft
Lateral accel: .90g
This new one actually accelerates at the same pace as the 320-horse, 332 lb-ft 335is -- the one with two turbos and a fast-shifting twin-clutch transmission. Our mere automatic 2012 335i, down a turbo and supposedly 20 horsepower and 32 lb-ft, reached 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and the quarter mile in 13.3 sec at 103.9 mph. That's right on pace with a Camaro SS, assuming it's driven well.