View Single Post
      04-27-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Cool First Look and Taste of the Tuningwerk M235i Beast

Name:  P1270007.jpg
Views: 25583
Size:  142.8 KB


Tuningwerk tuned
N55 six cylinder making 450 PS (444 HP) and 600Nm (443 LB-FT) of Torque
  • New pistons, crankshaft, rods, balanced and blue printed engine. Thermo coatings (everywhere). New beefier radiator (2cm thicker than stock) new larger oil cooler and FMIC. PPK HD radiator fan and aux water radiator. Different turbo and DME sw to run on 98 to 102 octane pump fuel (available at most German gas stations). And the engine's oil system was totally reworked to work for the high G-forces w/using slicks or semi slicks. The oil pan was a custom piece bc they couldn't use the S55's oil pan bc the front sway bar interferes on the M235i compared to the F8x cars.
6MT transmission, optional ZF 8AT (will add 45Kg's).
BBK brakes
Custom suspension
Reprogrammed EPS steering
245/275 tires on 8.5/10.5 light weight rims (15/16 lbs)
Custom LSD
Special DTC and DSC reprogramming
Over engineering the car's cooling system (water, oil, FMIC)
Custom oil pan to withstand 1.5 to 2G's of corning with use of slicks. Prevents oil foaming now.

And less than 1,500 kilograms (3306 pounds)

This M235i drives so much better than a 1M. This IS what the next M2 should be. Don't take my word for it. I hear through the ///M grapevine that this M235i is 90% of what the next M2 will be like.

I was really blown away by this car. At first it looks like a normal M235i. But the more time you look at it... the more things you spot about it being "different". This car has been put together so cleanly and tastefully. This is a serious track car that works on the street too. I was fortunate to be asked if I wanted a test drive... Hell YES! It drove AMAZING. I was most impressed by its steering response and turn in. And it had EPS steering, but reprogrammed by Tuningwerk. The power and brakes were as expected: great! But the steering is what I really liked about the car.

We will have a full feature article on this car in the future. For now here is a small taste to whet your appetite.

Name:  P1270006.jpg
Views: 29884
Size:  189.8 KB

Name:  IMG_0505.jpg
Views: 30715
Size:  180.2 KB

Name:  P1270003.jpg
Views: 24482
Size:  154.2 KB

Name:  P1270004.jpg
Views: 24000
Size:  152.0 KB

Name:  P1260999.jpg
Views: 24283
Size:  175.0 KB

Name:  P1260998.jpg
Views: 24057
Size:  110.9 KB

Name:  P1260986.jpg
Views: 23988
Size:  167.1 KB

Name:  P1260991.jpg
Views: 23432
Size:  105.2 KB

Name:  P1260941.jpg
Views: 25718
Size:  120.6 KB

Name:  P1260937.jpg
Views: 25525
Size:  107.2 KB

Name:  P1260939.jpg
Views: 23482
Size:  165.4 KB

Name:  P1260934.jpg
Views: 32924
Size:  184.8 KB

Name:  P1260926.jpg
Views: 23762
Size:  184.9 KB

Name:  P1260923.jpg
Views: 23767
Size:  149.3 KB

Name:  P1260913.jpg
Views: 23269
Size:  147.4 KB

Name:  P1260907.jpg
Views: 23000
Size:  170.5 KB

Name:  P1260897.jpg
Views: 23472
Size:  112.0 KB

Name:  P1260896.jpg
Views: 23182
Size:  136.4 KB

Name:  P1260892.jpg
Views: 23450
Size:  142.7 KB

Name:  P1260888.jpg
Views: 22920
Size:  138.9 KB

Name:  P1260885.jpg
Views: 22863
Size:  149.3 KB

Name:  P1260881.jpg
Views: 23150
Size:  145.7 KB

Name:  P1260883.jpg
Views: 22693
Size:  136.5 KB

Name:  P1260884.jpg
Views: 22716
Size:  127.7 KB

Name:  P1260874.jpg
Views: 22649
Size:  132.5 KB

Name:  P1260832.jpg
Views: 22621
Size:  69.9 KB

Name:  P1260830.jpg
Views: 22587
Size:  106.7 KB

Name:  P1260819.jpg
Views: 22739
Size:  125.1 KB

Name:  P1260811.jpg
Views: 23235
Size:  150.7 KB

Name:  P1260813.jpg
Views: 23246
Size:  117.1 KB

Name:  P1260814.jpg
Views: 23105
Size:  143.1 KB

Name:  P1260817.jpg
Views: 23103
Size:  124.9 KB

Name:  P1260808.jpg
Views: 22576
Size:  139.7 KB

Name:  IMG_0524.jpg
Views: 22660
Size:  118.8 KB

Name:  P1260807.jpg
Views: 22694
Size:  200.1 KB

Name:  P1260665.jpg
Views: 22615
Size:  165.9 KB

Name:  P1260658.jpg
Views: 22357
Size:  142.8 KB

Name:  P1260660.jpg
Views: 22300
Size:  136.6 KB

Name:  P1260656.jpg
Views: 22307
Size:  140.5 KB

Name:  P1260657.jpg
Views: 22276
Size:  131.8 KB

Name:  P1260654.jpg
Views: 22228
Size:  127.1 KB

Name:  P1260653.jpg
Views: 22233
Size:  168.0 KB

Name:  IMG_0508.jpg
Views: 22155
Size:  165.7 KB

Name:  IMG_0511.jpg
Views: 22168
Size:  165.0 KB

Name:  IMG_0513.jpg
Views: 22140
Size:  195.0 KB

Name:  IMG_0515.jpg
Views: 22241
Size:  206.1 KB

Name:  IMG_0523.jpg
Views: 23065
Size:  204.5 KB