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New BMW M235i Endurance Racer revealed

Team OD  | Updated: December 18, 2013, 04:08 PM IST

BMW has added another race car to its motorsport artillery - the M235i. The entry-level racing car is propelled by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder in-line engine that can generate 333PS of max power and 450Nm peak torque.

BMW_M235i_Racing_ENThe entry-level racing car is propelled by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder in-line engine

Based on the new 2-series coupe, the race-prepped M235i comes with motorsport-grade driving aids such as ABS, DSC, traction control, mechanical limited-slip differential and BMW M Performance Parts range such as the rear and front spoilers, diffusor and carbon wing mirrors. Inside, the race car gets six-point racing harness, Recaro bucket and FIA-certified roll cage. It gets 18-inch alloys, with KW dampers and H&R suspension components.

BMW_M235i_Racing2BMW M Performance Parts range such as the rear and front spoilers, diffusor and carbon wing mirrors

BMW_M235i_Racing1Inside, the race car gets six-point racing harness, Recaro bucket and FIA-certified roll cage.

BMW Motorsport says that the plan is to use this latest addition to its racing portfolio - which includes the M3 DTM, M3 GT4, Z4 GTE/GT3 and 320 TC - in the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours race at the Nordschleife. Privateer BMW teams and drivers can now buy the new BMW M235i Racing priced at 59,500 Euros (or Rs 50.74 lakh, before taxes).

BMW M235i Racing details - full press release


THE NEW BMW M235i RACING. INTRODUCTION. 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. BACKGROUND. 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. WHAT THE BMW MOTORSPORT DIRECTOR 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."
  

BMW M235i Racing details - full press release


THE NEW BMW M235i RACING. INTRODUCTION. 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. BACKGROUND. 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. WHAT THE BMW MOTORSPORT DIRECTOR 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 (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 64.9 Lakhs
Displacement
2998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
197
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
12.82 Kmpl

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