Crazy is good, crazy works, but crazy often worries me. The latter is the kind of crazy that is related to the people doing this.
A German tuner called Versus Performance went on and did a bunch of tuning thingamajigs to one of the most interesting BMW models available right now.
The F20 BMW M135i was tweaked by these ambitious Germans and they tweaked quite a lot of aspects about it. The engine, the suspension, the wheels and tires all got upgrades.
For the engine an ECU remap and the fitting of a Bastuck exhaust system means you no longer get 320/332 but 390 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
That force fed 3.0 liter straight six cylinder engine is really getting worked up and getting its power down requires more than putting your foot down.
The suspension the car rides on is a KW Clubsport setup and it’s hooked up to 18 inch ATS Motorsport alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.
All of these changes are bound to make a really big difference which is why Sport Auto’s Christian Gebhardt took it for a proper test.
Forget the back road calm driving and chit-chat about the interior trim quality and value for money factor. The whole thing went down at the Hockenheim track.
As you can see, there was no messing about. He managed to get round the track in 1:13.5, which is 2.2 second quicker than the standard M135i.
The new time is also comparable to what the E46 BMW M3 CSL managed. Now that is seriously impressive a figure.