The BMW 320i is not a car meant for track, but any bimmer out there it can deliver driving dynamics that makes a track lap more fun that one would imagine. Edmunds.com takes the new 2013 BMW 320i to the track.
The entry-level U.S. model sports a TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and went on sale this Spring. The 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine produces 180 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 200 lb-ft of torque from 1,250 rpm – 4,500 rpm. 0-60 mph acceleration for the 320i Sedan is estimated to require only 7.1 seconds with either transmission choice. Top speed is an electronically-limited 130 mph.
Preliminary fuel consumption estimates for the 320i with 6-speed manual transmission are 22 City / 34 Highway, while 23 City / 33 Highway are estimated for the 320i equipped with 8-speed automatic.
Here are the test results:
0-30 (sec): 2.6 (3.2 w/ TC on)
0-45 (sec): 4.6 (5.3 w/ TC on)
0-60 (sec): 7.3 (8.0 w/ TC on)
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 7.1 (7.6 w/ TC on)
0-75 (sec): 10.9 (11.7 w/ TC on)
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 15.4 @ 89.7 (15.9 @ 89.3 w/ TC on)
30-0 (ft): 27
60-0 (ft): 111
Slalom (mph): 67.8
Skid Pad Lateral Acceleration (g): 0.89 (0.88 w/ ESC on)
RPM @ 70: 1,900
Full review at Edmunds