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Now we're at the Monticello motor club in upstate New York test driving the BMW.
One series M -- With me now -- Russell -- -- the M brand manager BMW this is like a sub brand within the BMW -- that's right -- its research and development branch just outside of Munich where we can make some really special cars like this 1111 series and so this is it's a one series have been as a spiritual successor -- I think to be regional.
M three this of course one of the greatest sports cars go by right now but you know it started out I -- 25 years in Mosul four cylinder compact that's going to be that the eight.
Little heavy so I guess the idea was to kind of go back to that more pure driving experience.
We'll be in threes are -- represents technologically the very best car we know how to make from both -- and driving dynamic standpoint and aerodynamic standpoint.
It represents the high point -- -- -- -- carbon fiber -- that the and three has there so it's everything we know how to do but of course that comes at a at a higher price and maybe every.
-- would want to have access to.
The one series and coop is little bit of a back to basics vehicle for us it's very very simple very few options only three exterior colors only one interior.
Mandatory -- speed manual transmissions so it's all about.
That focus driving experience.
You were driving experience -- traditionally don't see those a -- he's done in this country I think it was the -- that the -- and that the majority are.
So how -- -- -- the regular run of the mill one series in two NN.
We widen it out by four centimeters at each corner front and rear would put -- three running your underneath that in terms of the suspension the wheels and tires brakes.
So it's a whole bunch of -- three component -- the stuff that really gives you that seal.
That's a shorter course we have a little bit more agility actually lower speeds.
And so so we took the best pieces of the and three suspension and chassis and then we put the most powerful inline six cylinder engine we've ever built.
Under the -- When a platform similar when he started out I mean obviously it's a lot wider than a typical -- but.
These built on similar platforms that you were able to do -- -- -- a lot of work we don't talk too much in terms of platforms -- BMW but.
You're onto something there this car is the same -- -- the -- three with competition package it's about nine inches shorter overall four inches shorter wheelbase.
And it's a tiny bit about a half inch taller so it's it's kind of a widened lowered one users mentioned the Internet VH -- in this twin -- Three liter V6 it's a three liter in line twin -- these experts are inline six excuse me -- -- scores would to me about the power.
335 horsepower is the rating.
And nominal -- rating of 332 pound feet.
But there's an -- -- -- and -- -- gives you up to 369.
Pound -- for temporary periods of -- how does that work and -- and just always -- -- -- over goes to work it's not it's not working all the time but it signaled by certain inputs from the driver.
When you're at lower rounds and you really torque right now -- a great deal of it.
If that it's the computer all the parameters are and checked the computer we'll give you -- over -- for up to five or seven seconds.
As a gives you that extra rush sense of urgency that you really can't get anywhere else and with a turbocharged engine is also has -- differentials with him -- does it has in threes differential which basically locks to rear -- together when there might be some will -- And so it gives you tremendous amounts of traction when you put -- down on the way out of out of a corner.
And electronic stability control -- us.
Especially when it doesn't has its own electronic stability control we call it and and stability control and within that system is it is it is a second -- hope we call it -- and motives and -- and dynamic mode.
Gives you a little bit more we will spend the steering wheel straight and allows you a little bit more slipped before it -- -- to protect -- Bottom lines -- quickness is concerned zero to sixty.
They're pretty much equal yes the entry has is the six speed manual transmissions are to succeed is the same four point seven seconds rating from the factory.
Item three is a little bit more higher breathing higher end breathing engine that's 8400 -- -- so the faster you go the imperial probably.
Eked -- an edge so to speak but this car has almost eighty pound feet more torque down low.
So they're pretty and economic from from zero to sixty starts in interest in after a hundred but you can only do that here on -- racetrack yeah I think.
Wrote it about ninety on this factory here this Monticello a long track does have very long -- that's right that's where is it just won't go away a little that'll take you calling him three almost almost to its electronic speed and 155.
That you mentioned this is your it's works with that 50000 or so not your most expensive car.
You know major smallest car and -- -- forgive him and -- amnesty.
-- Well it's not that we can't.
But easy if you build a -- you it's a good example he just wanted to be icon hampering.
Its shares 20% of its parts from the regular three series -- It's so so fully 80% of a partisan and if you -- -- take a seven series and you're gonna have to probably replace 80% of the parts with -- pure M parts in order to make it a true and car we always benchmark performance of the and three -- -- -- get that out of a seven series.
It's going to be a really really expensive proposition we have an interest in car in its place in the US -- BLP and a B seven.
We sell a few hundred of these a year here in the states which is a pretty good number considering what McCorkle and -- to be seven it's 500 horsepower.
In a full -- seven series it's a lower car with 21 inch wheels.
And it's in a -- -- dynamic packaged and so it's really quite sporty switched its the sporting side of the senators pretty nicely.
You've got some BMWs got some electric cars on the way -- -- and on one of those electric cars and -- -- Ever never very powerful -- so I won't rule it out at this point -- but I can tell you that it's not on the radar for the short term.
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