BMW M235i Racing

BMW M235i RACING.

The perfect entry-level model.

BMW M235i RACING.

The perfect entry-level model.

BMW M235i RACING. The perfect entry-level model.

The BMW M235i Racing, a production-based coupé, meets all the prerequisites of a successful model for those starting out in the world of motor racing. Its motorsport genes are also clear to see in its production counterpart, the BMW M235i Coupé, thanks to the aerodynamically-optimised chassis design. It is powered by the strongest petrol engine developed for a BMW M Performance automobile to date: an inline six-cylinder engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. With a capacity of 2,979 cm³, the racing version generates 333 hp (245 kW). It will be in action in Germany in the VLN endurance championship and the 24-hour-race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, as well as other selected races. The BMW M235i Racing brings BMW drivers successes on the international stage as well.

5 POWER FACTS

ON THE BMW M235I RACING.

  • 01 The first 15 BMW M235i Racings were delivered at the Nürburgring in March 2014.
  • 02 In total, 170 BMW M235i Racings have been built.
  • 03 The BMW M235i Racing was the training car for the BMW Motorsport Juniors from 2014 to 2017.
  • 04 The BMW M235i Racing was given an extensive update package for the 2016 season.
  • 05 Champions in the inaugural BMW M235i Racing Cup in 2014 were Uwe Ebertz, Norbert Fischer and Daniel Zils of Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport.

A CLOSER LOOK.

The BMW M235i Racing in detail.

The straight six-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 2,979 cc generates 333 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm in the BMW M235i Racing. The BMW M Performance mechanical limited-slip differential, which is also available for the BMW M235i and BMW M240i Coupé, creates additional traction. The four and two-piston fixed-calliper brake systems are responsible for optimal deceleration. Adapted specifically for motor racing by BMW M Motorsport, the driver aids – ABS, DSC and traction control – round off the package and specifically support motorsport newcomers as they gain experience. The safety features on the BMW M235i Racing include the FIA-approved safety cage, the safety tank and a six-point harness. The rear and front spoilers, diffusor, carbon wing mirrors (all from the BMW M Performance Parts range) all add to the sporty appearance of the BMW M235i Racing, as does the rear wing, which improves the aerodynamic performance of the rear axle.

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TECHNICAL DATA OF THE BMW M235I RACING.

Dimensions
Max. width
1,862 mm (without mirrors)
Height
1,380 mm (without antenna)
Wheelbase
2,691 mm
Max. track width
1,608 mm
Engine
Type
six-cylinder in-line
Capacity
2,979 cc
Output
333 hp

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E-Mail: M235i-Racing@bmw-motorsport.com

AREAS OF ACTION.

The BMW M235i Racing on world tour.

The BMW M235i Racing is by no means only popular in Germany. Specific BMW M235i Racing Cup classes also exist in Belgium and China. Furthermore, the car is also in action at endurance races around the world within the 24h Series. The BMW M235i Racing also takes its place on the grid in the North American Pirelli World Challenge.

Einsatz des BMW M235i in Deutschland

Germany.

Since 2014, BMW Motorsport has offered a specific cup class for the BMW M235i Racing within the VLN and the Nürburgring 24 Hours, to serve as a platform, on which to promote mass sport. This cup class does not represent a one-make cup, rather BMW is providing a specific cup class and a cost-efficient, entry-level model, in the form of the BMW M235i Racing, and a fascinating stage for amateur motor racing. Events in the “Green Hell” – including the iconic 24-hour race – allow BMW customers to go head to head and demonstrate their driving ability with the same ultra-modern material at the most difficult racetrack in the world.

BMW M235i Racing in Belgien

Belgium.

As well as the VLN, there is also a BMW M235i Racing Cup in Belgium. The season’s eight rounds are held at such iconic circuits as Spa-Francorchamps and Zolder. The 24-hour race in Zolder is the longest race of the season, while the finale also takes place at Circuit Zolder.

M235i Racing in China

China.

The BMW M235i Racing Cup China made its debut in 2016. More than ten of BMW’s entry-level racing cars line up at some of the top racetracks in Asia in this cup. Former BMW Motorsport Junior and current BMW GT driver Jesse Krohn made a guest start and coached the gentlemen drivers from the Far East at the finale of the 2016 season in Shanghai, which shared the bill with the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC).

BMW M235i in Nordamerika

North America.

The BMW M235i Racing is also causing quite a stir in the TC class of the Pirelli World Challenge. Over the course of the season’s twelve races, the car finds itself in thrilling battles with the opposition from Mazda, Nissan and Audi. The races are held at some of the best-known circuits in North America, including Lime Rock Park, the Virginia International Raceway and the Utah Motorsports Campus. Champion in the TC class is Toby Grahovec, who drives a BMW M235i Racing.

BMW M235i

BMW M240i COUPÉ.

Untamed, dynamic, from zero to a hundred in 4.8 seconds. The BMW M240i Coupé is designed for uncompromising performance. The specially tuned M sports suspension, optimised high-performance components and the impressive performance of the M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine generate the familiar side effects of increased adrenalin and thrills with 340 hp (250 kW) of sheer driving pleasure.

Consumption figures.

BMW M240i Coupé: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.1
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 163

The data on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption were obtained in accordance with the stipulated measurement method guidelines (EU) 715/2007 in the respective applicable version.