BMW rolls out M235i Track Edition in Netherlands

Article by Christian A., on July 19, 2014

If you live in the Netherlands we have good news for you as BMW released the M235i Track Edition especially for this country. Still, the bad news is that the new edition will be limited at just 12 units, each priced at 82,000 euros. For this amount of money you will get the M235i Coupe and high-quality racing parts from BMW M Performance.

This means that you will get the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 326 hp (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the M235i Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds when using the 8-speed Sports automatic transmission with Launch Control activated, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Despite these impressive performances, fuel consumption is 8.1 litres per 100 km (34.9 mpg). The Track Edition upgrades the M235i Coupe with a new BMW M Performance aerodynamic package consisting of a new front splitter, a carbon trunk spoiler and a new rear air diffuser.

Moreover, the rear end shows new BMW M Performance stainless steel silencer with two chromed tailpipes. The design is completed by the 19-inch 405 M Bicolor BMW M Performance wheels wrapped in run-flat tires.

Inside, we find a BMW M Performance carbon fiber sport steering wheel with integrated display that provides features such as lap timer, G-forge meter and shift indicator. As you can see from the photos, the new steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara for optimal grip.

In addition, there is a new set of BMW M Performance aluminum foot pedals. Each BMW M235i Track Edition will be offered with a numbered plaque and customers will be able to choose between four exterior colours: Mineral Weiss, Mineral Grey, Estoril Blue and Sapphire Black.

BMW M235i Coupe is provided with model-specific chassis technology to ensure that its remarkable engine power can be translated into dynamic performance without decreasing the levels of excitement and authority. The new BMW M235i Coupe comes with specific elastokinematics for the front axle as well as individually configured spring and damper systems. Furthermore, the new BMW M235i Coupe is provided with the M Sport braking system and variable sport steering.

As standard, the BMW M235i Coupe rides on exclusive 18-inch M light-alloy wheels shod in mixed high-grip tires (225/40 R18 for the front and 245/35 R18 at the rear) especially developed to ensure optimal transfer of acceleration and braking forces to the ground. The 19-inch BMW M Performance forged light-alloy wheels is also available from the Original BMW Accessories range.

The new BMW M235i Coupe comes exclusive with the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential, a torque-sensitive mechanical rear axle differential system that could optimize traction in any dynamic driving situation. Once the DSC stability system is switched off, the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential guarantees that drive is split between the rear wheels to achieve optimal traction.

Responding to the differing torque between the driven wheels, this system reduces slip at the low-grip wheel by directing extra drive to the other wheel via a locking effect. Aside from optimized traction, this system allows for more dynamic handling at the limit. The BMW M Performance limited-slip differential allows engine power to be translated into propulsion in the most effective manner.

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