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2018 BMW 135i vs. 2018 Tesla Model 3 LR

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by harcocjh, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. harcocjh

    harcocjh Member

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    So my sister in law just got her a used 2011 BMW 135i and is pretty confident she'd win in a race. Looking at the specs it's actually a pretty close match up performance numbers wise. BMW says the 135i will do 0 to 60 in 5 seconds even while as you know the model 3 LR will do it in about 5.1 sec. So assuming I can figure out a safe way for us to try to put the cars to the test we may soon know for sure. But what do you guys think? I think either it'll be a super close race but she may pull ahead towards the end.
     
  2. 30seconds

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    LR will win because you don’t need to be a professional driver to get the max out of it.
     
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  3. insaneoctane

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    Perfect example of how specs are only some of the story. My money is on the Model 3 in every category.
     
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  4. RayK

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    Does your SIL have an automatic or manual transmission? If manual, I'd go with the Model 3 as being the winner. If an auto, I'd still say the Model 3 would win :) .

    And as far as a safe way to determine a winner, I just Googled "chicago drag strip" and this came up:

    Route 66 Raceway - Route 66 Raceway
     
  5. fseir

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    Some sources have put the Model 3 RWD LR 0-60 at 4.9 seconds.

    Only way to prove it, take your SIL to the drag strip and be sure to post the video here!
     
  6. EVMeister

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    How about make it interesting. 10 - 60mph. You'll eat the BMW for breakfast. ;)
     
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  7. harcocjh

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    Automatic with paddle shifters. That place isn't too far so we will see if she's serious. I think either way that would be pretty fun!

    Oh yeah for sure! If I lost I was gonna suggest we start from 30mph lol. Man if the model 3 had the power at 0 that it does at 30 itd be a rocket. But I guess thats why there's a performance version!
     
  8. JeffK

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    Is this post just a tease or what? Make this race happen.
     
  9. spesler

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    @harcocjh I owned a ‘10 135i. I loved that car; it was an absolute blast. That said, 9/10 times the Model 3 wins. The 135 has trouble putting all of its power down, especially if she is still running the runflats.
     
  10. spesler

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    Of course.. I have an AWD on order to eliminate all doubt ;)
     

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