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Mike Stevens | Nov, 22 2013 | 0 Comments

BMW has revealed a single illustrated look at its upcoming new racing car, based on the 2 Series Coupe revealed in October.

The new racer maintains much of its 2 Series styling, but massively flared guards set the new coupe apart as a track-ready beast.

Interestingly, the M235i Racing also offers an appetite-whetting look at what we might expect to see if BMW M signs off on a roadgoing M2.

And, if reports earlier this year are to be believed, BMW M CEO Dr Friedrich Nitschke has already given the green light on a successor to the wildly popular 1 Series M Coupe.

For now, BMW fans eager to get into a wide-body 2 Series can either arrange their own aftermarket solution, or hand over €59,500 (plus shipping...) for the track-only M235i Racing.

Those euros will get you an 88mm wider track (and the flares panels to cover it), along with a mechanical LSD, race-spec ABS, DSC and traction control, and an FIA-ceritied safety cell and fuel tank.

Power is provided by the same 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol six that drives the M235i, but output is boosted slightly to 245kW - up from 240kW in the regular model.

“The production models from the BMW M Performance Automobiles range are already incredibly sporty. Because of this, we did not have to make many modifications in order to get the BMW M235i Coupé up and running as a racing car," BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said.

"BMW Motorsport can look back on a long tradition of allowing ambitious teams and drivers an affordable way into motor racing – and of offering them an absolutely competitive car."

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