Last month, BMW showed off a motorsports version of its new 2 Series Coupe called the M235i Racing. While that single image was obviously a rendering or design model, BMW Motorsports has now released a video showing the real deal being tested.

From what we can tell from beneath the camouflage, the wide-body fenders ­– to accommodate a 3.5-inch track stretch – are slightly different than the image BMW previously released. Still, the body is noticeably different from the stock coupe. The video, which is posted below, shows glimpses of the race-prepped interior, including a full FIA roll cage, but more importantly we get to hear the 333-horsepower engine and its throaty exhaust in action.


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      sforza209
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yea if I were to buy a new BMW it would be this one!
      RichTextFormat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Terrible video editing. My eyes barely focus before it cuts to the next screen.
      Ak74
      • 1 Year Ago
      I WANT I WANT. Also there is a good chance we also gonna get an M2. It's gonna be a beast.
      HamKutz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sure to be a fun car to drive, but man, BMW straight 6 engines haven't sounded good since the E36. Even the E46 S54, for all it's goodness, was an annoying and raspy thing to listen to. S50 and S52 were the last BMW straight 6 engines to sound like a proper old school I6.
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @HamKutz
        Sadly I have to agree with you on that one...for the most part. While not as orgasmic as the S50/52 and earlier I6s, the S54 sounded pretty decent coming out of the pipes of the Z4M. As an aside, I hope BMW releases a street legal version of this same M235i Racing, because this car doesn't even seem like a race car to me. But it sure would be an awesome street car!
      Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love my 135i. I think this is the spiritual successor. I'd love to take a test drive when it comes out to see if it's worth upgrading.
      karlInSanDiego
      • 1 Year Ago
      Slowest race car video ever. Weak sauce. I'm sure the car is better than this video makes it look.
      Maor Roffe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Next year $45k will offer you the choice of a 435hp, 6piston brakes, IRS Mustang, or an S3, or an M235i. While all different cars, each appeals to enthusiasts and I love having such good options to choose from! Now to work on getting that raise...
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