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      12-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by deonvdw View Post
Hmmm, actually the track test was done at a circuit called Killarney (in Cape Town) and not Kayalami (in Gauteng). The drag race (video) was at a small airfield just outside Cape Town.

The lap time for the Renault Megane 265 RB7 was 1:27,714 and the M135i was 1:27,874 (2nd quickest). Astra OPC came third with 1:27,961. There was also a qoute from Chris Harris saying the South African M135i was on different (worse) rubber than the Euro spec cars. No idea what rubber it is... the car mag doesn't have photos of the wheels/tyres themselves.
Interesting info, maybe they put the run-flat options on that car or on every SA car instead of the PSS.

Those lap time differences are really too little to call it a final call and a bit disappointing for the BMW, can be the tire choice.
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