German publication Sportauto has released its lap time on the Nürburgring with the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and it comes in at 8 minutes and 15 seconds.
The lap time for the rear-wheel drive 1-Series M beats the all-wheel drive Audi RS3 as well as the 987.5 Porsche Cayman S but it doesn't beat the record-setting run of the Renault Megane RS Trophy last week.
The Megane RS Trophy set a record lap time of 8 minutes and 8 seconds (7.97, actually) - a Nürburgring record for a FWD model.
Sportauto did say that they believed the 1-Series M Coupe's suspension was a little too stiff for a good Nürburgring run and that the car could have used better tires.
The Megane RS Trophy accomplished its feat with road-going Bridgestone RE050A performance tires.
But maybe the different drivers had something to do with it too. It was Renault Sport development driver Laurent Hurgon who set the FWD record with the Megane RS Trophy on June 17.