BMW Motorsport division has released some additional technical details about its newest offering- the M235i Racing. Earlier, BMW had released a video of the car in action, wearing slight camouflage. Now, full technical details of the car have been released by the Motorsport arm of the Bavarian auto giant.
Measuring 4454mm in length, 1862mm in width (without mirrors), 1380mm in height and having a 2690mm wheelbase, the car is shod with 18-inch alloy wheels and is equipped with H&R suspension springs together with KW dampers. The M235i Racing gets a front & rear H&R anti-roll bar as well as high-performance brakes with four-pot fixed calipers.
As a part of the BMW M Performance offerings, the Racing car comes with a number of goodies such as carbon fiber mirror caps, rear diffuser and new front and rear spoilers. In addition to these, it also gets a mechanical limited slip differential derived from the M235i Coupe.
Keeping in mind the safety aspect, the racecar has been equipped with a FIA-compliant safety cell and has several driving aids like traction control, ABS and DSC.
Power to the M235i Racing comes from a straight-six TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter petrol motor, delivering 333 HP and a peak torque of 450 Nm. Other bits include a racing exhaust with racing catalytic converters and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. The car is fitted with Recaro Pro Racer SPG racing seats, Schroth six-point racing harness and a FIA-approved roll cage.
This entry-level racing car from the Bavarian car maker starts at a price of 59,500 EUR (+VAT), and is eligible for the VLN Endurance Championship and Nürburgring 24 Hours.