For private BMW racing teams and driver’s, the German automaker has just released its latest racing-spec car in the form of the BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500 euros excluding VAT, the BMW M235i Racing is obviously based on the standard M235i road car but includes a host of new features inside, outside and under the hood.
Under the hood, the BMW M235i Racing is powered by the same straight six-cylinder petrol engine as the road-going M235i. This unit displaces 2,979cc (3.0-liters) and pumps out an impressive 333 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The Racing spec car however has now been fitted with a racing exhaust and racing catalytic converters. It also features a BMW M Performance limited-slip differential, a new racing steering wheel with shift paddles and a TANK Motorsport racing-spec fuel tank.
The BMW M235i Racing also features KW dampers, H&R suspension sprints as well as H&R anti-roll bars both up the front and at the rear. With these performance improvements, you obviously need a better braking system and that’s exactly what BMW has fitted. The M235i Racing features new 4-pot calipers at the front designed specifically for motorsports while at the rear, it features BMW M Performance 2-pot braking calipers.
Additional racing features include a full roll cage approved by the FIA, 6-point racing calipers courtesy of Schroth and Recaro racing seats.