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      10-08-2018, 07:53 PM   #23
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      10-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #24
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Sick! I called this too. Others said it would be called the M2 Racing, but I think it's cool that they chose to stick with the M Performance model naming convention again. Gives it more of an "attainable" club racer theme instead of a halo racing car name e.g. M8 GTE, M6 GT3, etc.

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      10-08-2018, 11:39 PM   #25
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From the description given, I'm guessing still a modified N55, but would be pleasantly surprised if it ends up being a B58 derivative. Will these be raced against existing m235iR next season, I wonder?
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      10-08-2018, 11:44 PM   #26
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Needs Spacers...

" BMW wheel spacers are used to widen your BMW's track for increased performance or to fill out front or rear BMW fenders. Lightweight, hubcentric BMW wheel spacers are designed for maximized performance and ideal fitment. "
Huh? It's a race car. Wheel poke on closed wheel racer = shit aerodynamic performance. Look at how tucked all the GTLM/GTE cars' wheels are inside the fender.

Some of you wheel stance guys kill me... SMH.
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      10-10-2018, 05:07 PM   #27
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Why isn't this the m2? That's already a wide body 3 series and the m brand was made to offer a Motorsport platform. I really don't get bmw branding and marketing these days. Feeling like they are losing the whole point.
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They are fun tho a toy so to speak.

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      10-12-2018, 01:43 PM   #29
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Well.
Apart of the name, this is a M235i racing with a evolution package.
Meaning N55 with engine tune to output 340hp (same as M240i) lights and extra lights!
I would really like bmw to be a bit more audacious and proof the B58 though...

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The m240iR uses the same body and engine. They tune the ZF 8'speed tranny to shift faster and strip the interior except for the dash. The cars get PFC calipers, rotors and pads and KW springs. You can buy these through a dealer (they are not street legal) and the 235iR went for $70k.

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If you look closely, it seems to have the M3/M4 aluminum strut brace.



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