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      04-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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The BMW 228i Coupe with Track Handling Package

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2014. . . BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels , Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes. The package will be available from July 2014 (production) for both 6-speed manual and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission-equipped BMW 228i Coupe models. The Track Handling Package may be added to any 228i Coupe during the vehicle ordering process. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

A chassis that speaks to its driver: Adaptive M Suspension.
With a starting stance 10 millimeters lower than the suspension of a standard BMW 228i Coupe, lowering the car’s center of gravity, the Adaptive M Suspension adds front axle and central accelerometers. These sensors gather data instantaneously and, when combined with data from the existing steering angle sensor, throttle position, and brake pressure sensors, form a comprehensive real-time profile of damping needs at all four corners to effectively read and adapt to the road. The valves of the dampers adapt in milliseconds to the conditions of the road and the wishes of the driver, minimizing vehicle squat, dive, and roll, to ensure the BMW 228i Coupe feels equally at home on a smooth canyon road, unusually rough surfaces, or during the daily commute. The desired suspension setting can be selected using the Driving Dynamics Control switch in the center console.

BMW Variable Sport Steering.
Long suggested to be part of the mythical “Bavarian black magic” of balanced vehicle handling, BMW Variable Sport Steering employs a mechanical steering rack with a directness ratio that varies in a prescribed way throughout its range of travel. At steering angles near center (for example, when driving straight ahead), the ratio is slower, providing maximum vehicle stability for highway speeds and straight-aways. As the driver bends the car into a corner, the mechanical ratio of the steering rack becomes faster and provides the driver with precise, lightning-quick response for mid-corner adjustments to “the line.” At extreme steering angles such as those required to negotiate a hairpin turn or during “opposite lock” maneuvers, the ratio is quickest.

M Sport Brakes system.
The M Sport Brakes system features fixed, four-piston calipers at the front axle and two-piston calipers at rear, with particularly large brake discs (front disc diameter 13.4 inch, rear 13.6 in. ). The calipers are painted dark blue and carry the M logo at the front axle. Brake pads chosen for sharp responsiveness, long term thermal stability and linear pedal feel on the street are fitted at all four corners. In exchange, enthusiast customers likely won’t mind that the pads of the M Sport Brakes emit slightly more dust under heavy use than the standard 228i Coupe brake pads.

Race-derived tire technology.
Ultra-high performance, non-run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, similar to those featured on the BMW M235i Coupe, are also included with the Track Handling Package. Developed with technology transferred directly from years of world championship-level sports car racing in Europe and the United States, they provide superb feedback and the ideal balance between agility and stability. The Pilot Super Sport design places top priority on giving the BMW driver massive grip in both wet and dry conditions. Wider rear tires are used as an additional traction improvement measure. A BMW Mobility Kit is featured as standard equipment, as is 24-hour BMW Roadside Assistance for the first four years of vehicle service.

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      04-14-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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Well this is an interesting development!
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So basically 228 dont need msport pkg to get some options
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Interesting to see what the price is for this package
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Light, fast...

German Miata? Except not AS light...
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I bet the 18 inch wheels in the track handling pckg for the 228i will be much better looking that the ones in the M235i, I can't stand those wheels...
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Hmm I wonder why adaptive suspension instead of MPS.
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What about LSD ??
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this is awesome. 318is is back. Except now its fast lol.
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Turboback exhaust + Tune = Perfect
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I bet the 18 inch wheels in the track handling pckg for the 228i will be much better looking that the ones in the M235i, I can't stand those wheels...
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The LSD should be available too!
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That combo is most likely going to be my next car
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So the Zsp seats with 6speed pack And this suspension pack, & skimming on the other options. Nice little bmw
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BMW should know that HPDE junkies do not want 3500lbs 235 pig. this is much more interesting just add lsd and tune
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Love it. So this doesn't require the M Sport package? I.e. standard body but with the mechanical goodies? Stealth.
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so is this the same suspension setup on the m235i?
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That combo is most likely going to be my next car
I said I wasn't going to buy a new car for two years, this is kinda putting a wrench in the plans lol
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would bmw would dare create a "lesser" model with better handling than the m235?
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So what's the advantage of this? Just the Michelins? Not having to pay for the M Sport line to get the M brakes?
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"Bavarian black magic"

This make the 228i more appealing. Hopefully it's not too pricey now.
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