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      03-06-2013, 05:14 AM   #1
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Drives: F13 640i
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F13 640i not as quick as advertised?

Hey guys. I bought a brand new 2012 640i coupe back in November and so far I've been very impressed with the car. The only thing I don't get is why the car isn't matching its advertised 0-100kph time. I've done quite a few runs in sport mode and here's what i got,

1st try: 6.05
2nd try: 6.13
3rd try: 5.95

Why is it unable to do 0-100 (0-60mph) in 5.4 seconds?
Is it because it was in sport mode and not sport +, or because I let it shift automatically instead of shifting at 5800 rpm?

Here's a video of me accelerating to about 250kph. Please let me know if the car is faster this way (in D) or if I shift it manually using the paddle shifters. Thanks!

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      03-06-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Drives: 2012 650i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan

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Try Sport+ and get some wheel spin. This may help you get up on the power band faster. Also, it's very hot in Dubai. See if things are better at night with cooler temps. Maybe your stopwatch guy is slow in the trigger.
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      03-07-2013, 04:51 AM   #3

Drives: 2012 650i
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0-60 mph is not the same as 0-100 kmh.

100 kmh is 62.14 mph.

This explains about 0.2 seconds of the discrepancy, and I bet the rest is due to conditions, driver skill, etc.

Recently, BMW seems to err with most data on the conservative side.

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