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12/08/2013    10:35 AM
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BMW Motorsport is adding a new car to its customer racing range, which is spearheaded by the BMW Z4 GT3, in the form of the BMW M235i Racing. At a price of 59,500 Euros (plus VAT), this car helps to make motorsport affordable on an entry-level basis. Customer feedback has been very positive so far. No wonder, as the new car is a true beauty.

12/03/2013    8:40 PM
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Here’s a chart of the colors that will be available for the BMW 2 Series Coupe and M235i in the European market, broken down by availability for the different lines.

12/01/2013    7:45 PM
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BMW Motorsport has released a new sketch of the BMW M235i Racing, which will be available for racing programs starting next year.

Official release:

BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme: from 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.

The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Looking ahead, the BMW M235i Racing should also … CONTINUED

11/29/2013    10:30 AM
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The online configurator for the UK M235i with pricing and optioning is now online.

11/28/2013    12:00 PM
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First look at the BMW M Performance Parts for the 2 Series Coupe, covering performance, handling and styling.

Power

M Performance Power Kit available for the 220d coupe which increases power from 131 bhp to 200 bhp and torque from 380 Nm to 420 Nm.
M Performance exhaust system will be available for the M235i Coupe and M Performance exhaust pipes in carbon fiber or chrome with the M logo.

Handling

M Performance limited slip differential for M235i Coupe (and 4 Series Coupe)
M Performance sports suspension (lowers 20mm)
M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange.
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11/27/2013    1:30 PM
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Some more photos of the F22 2 Series Coupe / M235i.

This time we get a first look at it compared to the E46 3 Series, against which the 2 Series has often drawn a comparison.

We also see more of the M235i in Alpine White and Mineral Gray.

11/27/2013    11:22 AM
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Automotive News reports that the sale date for the Active Tourer in the U.S. will be early 2015.

The production Active Tourer will look essentially the same as the Active Tourer Concept and will share MINIs engines and FWD “UKL” platform. It will also come in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats.

The Active Tourer is one of several new FWD vehicles which BMW will use to push into new segments. Ian Robertson, BMW AG’s board member for sales and marketing said: “With the Active Tourer, we will get a lot of new customers again. They will come out of the premium segment and from some of the volume players.”

Separately, BIMMERPOST has heard that the Active Tourer will be introduced as the “2 … CONTINUED

11/25/2013    4:20 PM
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Auto Motor Und Sport recently had some studio time with the M235i Coupe and they took the opportunity to bring it together with the iconic 2002 Turbo for a photoshoot and comparison look.

What we’re looking at is a 1973 2002 Turbo powered by a 2 liter turbo 4 cylinder (the first turbocharged production car in Europe) with 170 HP and 180 LB-FT torque. The 2002 Turbo weighs just 2,381 pounds. 0-60 MPH took 6.9 seconds.

By contrast, the M235i features a 3 liter turbo 6 cylinder outputting 322 HP and 332 LB-FT. It weighs 3200-3300 pounds and covers 0-60 in 4.8 sec (auto) / 5.0 sec (manual).

Beyond the statistics, the photos provide a good look at how the styling of BMW sports coupes have evolved … CONTINUED

11/24/2013    10:40 AM
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Here is the Official 2014 BMW 2 Series Price and Order Guide, with full pricing, options, packages, equipment and wheels optoins.