While the rest of the auto world is transfixed on the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show , BMW Motorsport is taking the under-the-radar approach in introducing its latest race car: the M235i Racing.
On the surface, the M235i Racing looks like a conservatively modified 2 Series that just came with M Performance billing. But the lack of substantial modifications didn’t come by accident, something BMW Motors port Director Jens Marquardt said was born out of the impressive components that already come out of the BMW M Performance program.
"The range is already incredibly sporty," Marquardt said. "Because of this, we did not have to make many modifications in order to get the BMW M235i Coupe up and running as a racing car."
Updated 01/20/2014: BMW unveiled a new series of images of the upcoming M235i Racing car before the car’s official debut at the 2014 DTM racing series.
Updated 02/10/2014: BMW unveiled a new video revealing how the M235i Racing is built. Enjoy!
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