The BMW Performance Center Driving School with additional sponsorship from Crowne Plaza Hotels, and BMW M Performance Parts has entered a BMW M235i in the 2014 Tire Rack One Lap of America. The event will start from its traditional location of the Tire Rack Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana on May 3rd with competitors traveling over 3500 miles, and visiting 10 venues to participate in time trials, drag races, and autocross competition during the eight day event.
This will be the sixth consecutive year the … CONTINUED
N55 six cylinder making 450 PS (444 HP) and 600Nm (443 LB-FT) of Torque.
6MT transmission, optional ZF 8AT (will add 45Kg’s).
Reprogrammed EPS steering
245/275 tires on 8.5/10.5 light weight rims (15/16 lbs)
Special DTC and DSC reprogramming
Over engineering the car’s cooling system (water, oil, FMIC)
Custom oil pan to withstand 1.5 to 2G’s of corning with use of slicks. Prevents oil foaming now.
And less than 1,500 kilograms (3306 pounds)
This M235i drives so … CONTINUED
Check out this BIMMERPOST member’s M235i fully decked out in M Performance Parts.
TST Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about.
The BMW 228i Coupe with Track Handling Package
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2014. . . BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels , Variable … CONTINUED
Motor Trend pits the BMW M235i Coupe vs the Mercedes CLA45 AMG.
Autoexpress pits the iconic E46 M3 CSL versus the M325i coupe on the track.
See the video inside!
Watch the M235i accelerating against the 435i. Both are powered by the BMW N55 inline 6 turbo engine, but the M235i features 326hp versus the 435i’s 306hp. Watch the results inside.
The guys at TFLcar have posted their full comparison review of the BMW M235i coupe versus the Lexus IS-F.
BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels , Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes. The package will be available from July 2014 (production) for both … CONTINUED
BMW M235i M Performance Exhaust clip.
Sam Hall discovers the German brand’s spiritual successor to the iconic E36 M3.
The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i’s 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F’s 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.
According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new BMW M235i, the smallest and least expensive performance car in the automaker’s lineup. It has the right formula: rear-wheel drive and a 320-horse turbo straight six. The problem is that the M division, despite what the badges say, didn’t develop it. So is the M235i a poser or the real deal? Through instrumented testing, a drive on the winding road, and a hot lap with Randy Pobst at Streets of Willow, let’s find out.… CONTINUED
A look at a BIMMERPOST member’s Estoril Blue II M235i Coupe fitted with BMW M Performance Parts.
Chris Chilton of CAR puts the new BMW M235i through it’s paces in tricky conditions. Is this new BMW worthy of the prestigious ‘M’ badge?
BMW NA has announced availability of and prices for M Performance Parts for the 2 Series – 228i and M235i.
Check out the full set of info inside (click for PDF) which contains parts, part numbers, availability and MSRP.
Two M235i Racing cars had unfortunate ends to their day at the first VLN race of the season at the Nurburgring.