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 Coupé 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. While the BMW Z4 GT3 spearheads our range, the new BMW M235i Racing means we are now also excellently positioned for the coming years in the field of production-based racing cars.”
PRICE € 59,500.00 plus VAT.
DIMENSIONS Length: 4,454mm
Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)
Wheel base: 2,690mm
Max. track width: 1,608mm
ENGINE / TRANSMISSION Straight six-cylinder petrol engine
BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo
Output: 245kW (333bhp)
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 Alloy rims 10J x 18, Tyre dimensions 265/660 R18
SAFETY COMPONENTS Cage with DMSB certificate and FIA approval
6-point racing harness from Schroth
Racing seat OMP HTE Carbon
EXTRAS Taxi seat, incl. belt
XL driver’s seat