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      03-04-2012, 12:32 AM   #70
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Drives: 340i M-sport AT
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chicago

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Originally Posted by Ultimas View Post
0-60mph: 5.9 sec
0-60mph (with 1 ft rollout): 5.5 sec
1/4 mile: 14.1 sec @ 98.9mph
60-0mph braking: 115ft
Skid Pad: 0.88g
Slalom: 67.1mph

Compare to official stats/specs @

Acceleration: Rev-limited to 3,800 rpm with ESC on. No limit (besides redline) with it off. Seems relatively indifferent to launch technique. Only a few hundredths separate clutch dump from careful modulation by 60 mph. Shifter is less likable when rushed in this environment. Engine is done at 6,500.

Braking: Confident pedal every stop but fade (+/- 6 feet) is present. Not the best braking in the segment.


Skid pad: Heavy steering with quite good communication at the limit. More body roll than expected makes sensing grip limits more difficult. Still, good balance. Adjustable, but slower to respond than I'd prefer.

Slalom: Ample body roll makes quick transitions feel awkward. Even so, limits are reasonably well defined. Excellent ESC produces quickest slalom time by 0.04 second.

Compared to E90 328i:

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The tire compounds weren't equal here, I don't believe.
The E90 has all season tires, and the F30 has summer performance tires.
Also, the F30 here has the sport suspension, but the E90 doesn't.

Tires for sure, and suspension adds, to overall braking.
Plus, acceleration is also affected by tire compound.
So, overall, this test isn't the best to show the differences between the two, or least the numbers may be a bit closer. Could be.
Appreciate 0