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      12-14-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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Length: 4,454mm
Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1,380mm
Wheel base: 2,690mm
Max. track width: 1,608mm

Straight six-cylinder petrol engine
BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo
Capacity: 2,979ccm
Output: 245kW (333bhp)
Torque: 450Nm
Racing exhaust with racing catalytic converters
Steering wheel with shift paddles
BMW M Performance limited-slip differential
TANK Motorsport safety tank

KW dampers
H&R suspension springs
Front: H&R anti-roll bar (2-way)
Rear: H&R anti-roll bar

Front: High-performance motorsport braking system -
Performance Friction (PFC); 4-pot fixed calliper
Rear: BMW M Performance 2-pot braking system

BMW Motorsport specific racing application

18x10 inch alloy rims

Cage with DMSB certificate and FIA approval
6-point racing harness from Schroth
Racing seat RECARO Pro Racer SPG
EXTRAS Taxi seat, incl. belt
XL driver’s seat

BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme.
From 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.

The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Looking ahead, the BMW M235i Racing should also be successful on international stages for BMW Sports Trophy drivers.

The motorsport genes are also easily recognisable in the production version of the BMW M235i Coupé, courtesy of the aerodynamically optimised body design. It is propelled by the most powerful petrol engine developed so far for a BMW M Performance Automobile: a six-cylinder in-line engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. With a capacity of 2,979ccm, the racing version is capable of generating 333hp (245kW).

Motorsport-specific driving aids such as ABS, DSC and traction control ensure that the motorsport newcomers can also handle the BMW M235i Racing surely and safely. The car also comes with mechanical limited-slip differential, which is also available for the BMW M235i Coupé in the original BMW Parts range. The racing car is also fitted with features such as the FIA-certified safety cell and the modern safety tank. On top of this come components from the BMW M Performance Parts range, such as the rear and front spoilers, diffusor and carbon wing mirrors.

BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt says:
“The basis our engineers had to start with when developing the racing version of the BMW M235i Racing was exceptionally good. The production models from the BMW M Performance Automobiles range are already incredibly sporty. Because of this, we did not have to make many modifications in order to get the BMW M235i Coupé up and running as a racing car. BMW Motorsport can look back on a long tradition of allowing ambitious teams and drivers an affordable way into motor racing – and of offering them an absolutely competitive car. That was the case recently with the BMW M3 GT4, and that is now being superseded with the BMW M235i Racing. While the BMW Z4 GT3 spearheads our range, the new car means we are now also excellently positioned for the coming years in the field of production-based racing cars.”

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      12-14-2013, 04:28 AM   #2
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No words to describe this..

I must have those ///M stripes above the diffuser!
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      12-14-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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This is so sweet! Its unreal!!!
Is there really anything besides a BMW?
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      12-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Anyone know the weight?
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I like it!!!!
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*gulf clap* now can we stop with the teasing and produce the M2(with those fender flares) and bring it to the NA market

Funny that is producing 333hp just like the E46 M3
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wow thats cool, nice renders. because race car! Lets hope this is like a sneak peak of a production version of an M2.
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Holy moly I think they nailed it on this one boys. Jesus look it that thing...and the numbers (drool) kinda wish the wide body flares are molded with the body. Oh well
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Originally Posted by ska325xi View Post
Nice...riced out but in a good way
How so? All I see is a modest bodykit with flares. Tastefully done. Very understated.
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This is a hell of a deal for a factory race car; I might be tempted if on came here. It also seems great news for the upcoming M2.

In the long run I doubt that BMW could have their factory race car built on less than the sportiest model in the range, so I assume this car either already shares much with the M2 or it will in the future.

The Porsche GT3 Cup cars for years provided a crucible to both hone reliability and provide upgrade parts to GT3 street cars. This car (which at this price must share much of its DNA with the street cars) seems likely to do the same for the upcoming M2, hopefully offering that car both more track durability and potential factory upgrade parts (like adjustable swaybars and camber, etc) that have up to now been missing from even BMW's sportiest models. While only a small subset of customers care, for those of us that do that's a very good thing.

I'm loath to give up my 1M, if this is an indication of the way the M2 is going I might be sorely tempted. Particularly if the diet is successful.
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Flares front and rear are awesome. Rear tail lamps screamed older Infiniti G sedan when I saw them... maybe just me.

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bmw beat Liberty Walk to it this time! looks great and i have a feeling we'll be seeing street replicas soon.

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Originally Posted by Cuz5150 View Post
*gulf clap* now can we stop with the teasing and produce the M2(with those fender flares) and bring it to the NA market
+1 I dig the flares. No more limited wheel selection like the 1er was saddled with.

And no Audi silver rear view mirror caps!
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