BMW M235i Racing: technical details released, pricing starts at 59,500 Euros

Article by Christian A., on December 16, 2013

BMW Motorsport released more technical details including the pricing of its latest vehicle, the M235i Racing. Priced at 59,500 Euros plus VAT, the BMW M235i Racing has a length of 4,454 mm, a width of 1,862 mm (without mirrors) and a height of 1,380 mm. As expected, it is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine rated at 333 hp (245 kW) and 450 Nm of torque.

Moreover, the vehicle is fitted with a racing exhaust with racing catalytic converters, steering wheel with shift paddles, a BMW M Performance limited-slip differential, a TANK Motorsport safety tank and suspension/steering KW dampers.

Other highlights are the 6-point racing harness from Scroth, racing seat RECARO pro Racer SPG, taxi seat including belt, XL driver’s seat and cage with DMSB certificate and FIA approval. Moreover, the M235i Racing comes with H&R anti-roll bar (front and rear) and a new high-performance braking system with four-pot fixed calipers.

In order to translate this remarkable motor power into dynamic performance with an equivalent measure of energy and supremacy, the all-new BMW M235i Coupe showcases model-specific chassis ingenuity. This includes individually configured spring and damper systems, and particular elastokinematics for the front axle. In addition, the BMW M235i Coupe comes as standard with the M Sport braking system and variable sport steering, which governs its own attributes.

The standard, unique 18-inch M light-alloy wheels of the BMW M235i Coupe are equipped with mixed tires in 225/40 R18 format for the front wheels and 245/35 R18 at the rear. The exclusively developed high-grip tires ensure ideal exchange of acceleration and braking forces to the road surface. Clients can likewise pick the 19-inch BMW M Performance manufactured light-alloy wheels available from the Original BMW Accessories range.

Exclusive to the BMW M235i Coupe: a BMW M Performance limited-slip differential

Another suspension-related retrofit item offered only for the BMW M235i Coupe from the vehicle’s debut to improve its dynamic potential is the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential. This mechanical rear axle differential system enhances traction in appropriately dynamic driving conditions. At the point when the DSC stability system is turned off, this torque-sensitive limited-slip differential guarantees drive is parted between the rear wheels to optimum traction-maximizing effect.

Reacting to differing torque between the driven wheels, it decreases slip at the wheel with low grip by conveying surplus drive to the other wheel through a locking effect. This controlled drive distribution prompts enhanced traction and takes into consideration significantly more powerful handling at the limit. Engine power is converted into propulsion as efficiently as possible to give much more dynamic acceleration out of corners, for instance.

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