BMW Customer Racing

New BMW entry-level model for customer racing set for its first race outing at the Nürburgring.

A few weeks ago, BMW M Motorsport presented its future plans for customer racing and announced a new entry-level model for grassroots motorsport and clubracing based on the BMW M2 Competition (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.0–9.8*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 227–224*). On 3rd August 2019 it will make its race debut on the Nordschleife within the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring. At the wheel will be BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser and Jörg Weidinger, test and development engineer at BMW M GmbH and himself a very successful BMW Sports Trophy competitor for many years.

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The car will be run by BMW Motorsport and will sport a special camouflage livery in the 6-hour race. The goal is to put the car through another tough test under the extreme conditions faced during a race on the most demanding racetrack in the world and, in doing so, prepare it optimally for its outings in the hands of customers from next season. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in the second quarter of 2020.

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The race on the Nordschleife is the next step in the intense test phase. The new car has already completed successful tests at Miramas and Portimão in recent weeks and months. There will be a Racing and a Clubsport variant of the new entry-level model for motor racing, to appeal to more potential amateur racing drivers than with its predecessor, the BMW M240i Racing. A Permit B version of the car is planned for use on the Nordschleife within the VLN. The focus of the car’s development was on simple handling for everyone – whilst at the same time ensuring the highest possible technical quality and maximum safety. The race car can be used in many different fields of motorsport.

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* All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range are provisional.

The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, electric power consumption and operating range figures are determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany.

The range shown considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres and the selected items of optional equipment, and may vary during configuration. The values are based on the new WLTP test cycle and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure comparability between the vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle-related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2 emissions, the CO2 values may differ from the values stated here (depending on national legislation).

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the "guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars", available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/

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