BMW has announced that there will be a racing version of their forthcoming 2 Series Coupe.
From 2014, the new BMW M235i Racing is set to be available to privateer BMW teams and drivers as a replacement for the BMW M3 GT4.
Priced at 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT), 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.
“The basis our engineers had to start with when developing the racing version of the BMW M235i Racing was exceptionally good,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
“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 That was the case recently with the BMW M3 GT4, and that is now being superseded with the BMW M235i Racing.”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.”
Motorsport-specific driving aids such as ABS, DSC and traction control ensure that 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.
Technical Data BMW M235i Racing.
Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1,380mm (without antenna)
Max. track: 1,608mm
Engine: six-cylinder in-line
Output: 333hp (245kW)