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 be successful on international stages for BMW Sports Trophy drivers.
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First shots of the M235i coupe in Estoril Blue II.
428i owner picking up his new car found it parked next to a M235i Coupe.
In case you haven’t yet seen this, here’s the official international brochure for the BMW M235i and 2 Series Coupe. There isn’t much info that isn’t covered in our Official Thread, but if you’re already a 2 Series fan, the extra eye candy alone should be worth a look.
The 2 Series began production earlier this month and is set for a March launch date, after it makes its world debut at the Detroit auto show in January. For U.S. customers, the M235i coupe is priced starting at $44,025 and the 228i at $33,025.
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Check out some preview renderings of the BMW M2 Gran Coupe and M235i Gran Coupe.
More BMW M2 artists’ renderings have been posted.
It’s not yet known what engine will power the upcoming BMW M2, but it’s been speculated to be either an inline 4 turbo turbo or inline 6 cylinder turbo.
Since it’s still quite ways off, we thought it’d be fun to start an official poll to see where the engine preference really stands among our members.
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A speculative render of a still speculative model – the BMW M2 Convertible. According to BMW insider Scott26:
Such a concept remains a possibility, especially with the M2 becoming a series production car. The rear lights are similiar but in the actual car they wrap around in the opposite direction as proved by a recent bodyshell spy photograph. Aerodynamics are still too dramatic.
Another resident artist, Harold Wood, renders a potential future BMW M2 Coupe. The M2 has not yet been officially confirmed nor denied by BMW, but if the 1M coupe’s success and its following is any barometer, we bet on yes for a future M2 coupe.