Originally Posted by Nigelo
Those new VXRs don't seem to be putting out quite the figures you'd expect for the bhp and torque - thinking back to the magazine drag race between one and a RS250 megane and the megane dusted it!
It did fall well short of the claimed figures.
Autocar tested the 0-60mph at 6.4secs and 0-100mph in 16.5secs which isn't that fast for the power.
It did match the Focus RS time on the track though.
The one with 320bhp managed 0-60mph in 5.9secs which is claimed for standard.
Autocar questioned if hot hatchbacks had hit the development cul-de-sac and pointed out that with thousands spent on tuning the M135i was still appreciably faster.
Autocar have the M135i tested at 4.0secs 30-70mph for comparison.
Here is autocar figure.