BMW M235i Racing revealed, wide-body track beast

December 17, 2013

The track-only BMW M235i Racing has been revealed, showcasing the full expression and potential of BMW M Performance and accessories.

BMW M235i Racing

Set up as a racing-certified iteration of the BMW 2 Series, the racer is based on the yet-to-be-launched M235i road-going model. It features a bespoke body with pumped wheel arches, a stripped out interior, and various high performance components.

Starting with the stuff under the bonnet. There lies a 3.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged inline six engine using M Performance turbochargers. It produces 245kW of power and 450Nm of torque.

BMW M235i Racing rear

Behind the screaming six is a dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters, feeding power into an M Performance limited-slip differential for maximum traction.

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Pretty much everywhere else you look there is motorsport-ready equipment. There’s KW dampers with H&R anti-roll bars, four-piston front and two-piston rear M Performance brakes, a motorsport safety fuel tank, and an FIA-approved roll cage inside.

Overall, the M235i Racing looks like a real beast, especially with the pumped guards and 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels measuring 10 inches in width.

Prices in Germany start at 59,500 euros plus VAT.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.