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2014 BMW M235i Racing Hits The Track

by on Mar.27, 2014, under Auto Review Specs, BMW

The latest production-based racer has been released from its Bavarian stable, as the 2014 BMW M235i Racing saw its first taste of track action this week. BMW delivered fifteen of the cars to customer racing teams and set them loose on the Nurburgring. Predictably, the results were awesome.

At just over 82,000 USD per car, the BMW M235i Racing is based off the production M235i coupe with upgrades to the engine and body. Power from the 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine is boosted to 333 horsepower, and the car is fitted an FIA safety cell and racing fuel tank to handle the rigors of motorsport. One part road car, one part racing car. Two parts fast as hell.

Another shared component between the BMW M235i Racing and the M235i road car is the aerodynamics package, which includes front and rear spoilers, diffuser and carbon side mirrors. The package is available on the M235i, as is a mechanical limited-slip differential that comes on the racing car. The connection between road and track has never been stronger.

So it will be a special treat to see customer teams competing in the M235i Racing this year. BMW says they expect to see the M235i Racing in the Nurburgring 24 Hours and the VLN Endurance Championship series-two of the most extreme tests for production-based race-cars in the world. The first test at the `Ring seems to indicate that things are off to a fast start.

`I can tell anyone who is purchasing a BMW M235i Racing: they are getting a genuine race car, which is great fun to drive,` said BMW works driver Dirk Werner.



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