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Performance-Tested — Stiff, Sharp and Committed to Going Fast - 2015 BMW M235i Convertible Long-Term

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edited May 2015 in BMW
imagePerformance-Tested — Stiff, Sharp and Committed to Going Fast - 2015 BMW M235i Convertible Long-Term Road Test

We completed our 2015 BMW M235i?s 1,200-mile engine break-in period in no time. Now we could take our new sports car to the test track to gather performance data.

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    opfreakopfreak Member Posts: 106
    from reading the manual (my m235 is getting picked up in july), the launch control seems to be adaptive. The manual says that the 2nd launch should be better then the first - provided they were done in the same place.
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    schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    What's the point of these launch control systems? If it was my car, I would never drive it like that. I suppose if it was a lease, I'd drive the hell out of it, since I don't need to think about long term reliability.
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    fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    So basically the same performance as the Mustang GT. I know the 8-speed auto probably helps things, actually, but these two cars weigh within ten pounds of one another, both FE/RWD. The only place the GT's greater horsepower shows up is in the trap speed, which is 6.5 mph faster. The claimed hp difference between these two is 113; the claimed torque difference is 68...shows how underrated this engine is - typical German car...

    And this is the droptop...coupe is faster. Whoa.
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    opfreakopfreak Member Posts: 106
    fordson1 - also better gas mileage.
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