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      01-18-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Arrow BMW M235i M Performance Parts and M235i Racing Car Gallery @ Press Launch

Hi everyone,

I represented BIMMERPOST at the press launch of the BMW M235i at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are some images I took of the M235i Racing and M235i Performance Parts cars at the launch.

I had a chance to inspect the body parts up close and I would say the quality is excellent. All of the body fitments had tight, consistent gaps, and the look was aggressive and polished. [M Performance Parts details]

The M235i Racing car [official thread] was also very interesting to look at. Its blistered fenders remind me of the E30 M3 and the M hood stripes look fantastic.

Stay tuned for the full review of the M235i and the 4 series convertible, including driving impressions!

Catch up with all the latest 2 Series news/features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/2-series/

BMW 2 Series M Performance Parts

BMW M235i Racing Car




2 Series M Performance Parts details:

Power
  • M Performance Power Kit available for the 220d coupe which increases power from 131 bhp to 200 bhp and torque from 380 Nm to 420 Nm.
  • M Performance exhaust system will be available for the M235i Coupe and M Performance exhaust pipes in carbon fiber or chrome with the M logo.
Handling
  • M Performance limited slip differential for M235i Coupe (and 4 Series Coupe)
  • M Performance sports suspension (lowers 20mm)
  • M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange.
  • 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels are also available in two design versions.
Styling (exterior / interior)
  • M Performance aero kit (requires M Sport pack)
  • Black decorative grid for the BMW kidney grille,
  • Exterior mirror caps in carbon,
  • Side sill foils with M Performance inscription
  • BMW M Performance accent stripes in two color versions
  • M Performance sports steering wheel in Alcantara/carbon finish with red central marking and Race Display in 12-o’clock position
  • Gear lever and handbrake handle in carbon fiber
  • Alcantara gaiter.
  • Carbon fiber finish available for the gear selector switch of the automatic transmission.
  • Interior trim in Carbon fiber and Alcantara,
  • High-grade steel pedals and a driver footrest in corresponding design




BMW M235i Racing Specs:

DIMENSIONS
Length: 4,454mm
Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1,380mm
Wheel base: 2,690mm
Max. track width: 1,608mm

ENGINE / TRANSMISSION
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

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

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

ABS / DSC / ASC
BMW Motorsport specific racing application

TYRES / WHEELS
18x10 inch alloy rims

SAFETY COMPONENTS
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
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      01-18-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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Thanks for the amazing pics! Both are real beauties to look at. Absolutely cannot wait for M235i driving impressions.
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      01-18-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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The 19" version of the style 405 look better than the F32 performance wheels shown here. I do however like all the carbon fiber and alacantra parts.
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      01-18-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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Thank you the great pics. Quality was so good I felt like they were right in front of me. Really helps the decision making process. Are those cars Alpine White or Mineral White Metallic? I'm guessing alpenweiss but I can never tell.
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I'd like the P-brakes with red calipers, P-Grille, P-exhaust, and black mirror caps.
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does this confirm there is no m2?
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      01-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Awesome!!! Really looking forward to the 2series! Can't wait to drive one.
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very cool
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Why the racing M235i has the screen but no Idrive controller ??
Is it me or I can see the "start/stop" button in the racing car 😜
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Why the racing M235i has the screen but no Idrive controller ??
Is it me or I can see the "start/stop" button in the racing car 😜
the previously posted video teaser showed it had the start stop button
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does this confirm there is no m2?
No,Scott has already confirmed that there will be an M2.These are just performance parts which are basically the same thing that they offer on the F30.
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      01-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #12
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So I don't get it

Is this car an M car or a 2 series with an M package?
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So I don't get it

Is this car an M car or a 2 series with an M package?
2 series with M package/parts.

M2 will take at least 2 more years
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Please BMW. Just make the 2 series racing car street legal and call it an M2!
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That looks so good! Can't wait to see it IRL

Great detailed pics btw
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Is that widebody kit going to be available for purchase?
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Is that widebody kit going to be available for purchase?
I highly doubt it, as that would involve changing the entire suspension set up so the wheels line up with the fenders. Unless you want a wide body with wheels hiding behind the fenders.

I gotta say, this car is absolutely badass looking. It looks like an e46 m3 had a baby with a 1M.
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I highly doubt it, as that would involve changing the entire suspension set up so the wheels line up with the fenders. Unless you want a wide body with wheels hiding behind the fenders.
The whole point would be to get wider wheels with lower offsets. More rubber.

Wheels would be more than flush if I could get the widebody kit.
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I highly doubt it, as that would involve changing the entire suspension set up so the wheels line up with the fenders. Unless you want a wide body with wheels hiding behind the fenders.
The whole point would be to get wider wheels with lower offsets. More rubber.

Wheels would be more than flush if I could get the widebody kit.
True... But I still doubt they would offer such a thing.
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does this confirm there is no m2?
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Is that widebody kit going to be available for purchase?
There haven't been any announcements, and since they just revealed all the M Performance parts, I'd say it's a no at this point. There's always the aftermarket.

I'm really curious what exactly the M235i Racing is all about. I know what it is, but I don't understand why it is. Is there going to be an M235i racing series, like a cup series or something?
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There haven't been any announcements, and since they just revealed all the M Performance parts, I'd say it's a no at this point. There's always the aftermarket.
I have feeling it might possible to get a kit. If this car is going to be raced. They will be banging fenders. Replacements will be available. Looks like it just fits over the stock body panels.

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I'm really curious what exactly the M235i Racing is all about. I know what it is, but I don't understand why it is. Is there going to be an M235i racing series, like a cup series or something?
I remember reading BMW Trophy Series and VLN 24hrs of Nurburgring.
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