Tuningwerk BMW M235i RS unveiled with 444 bhp

Tuningwerk BMW M235i RS
Tuningwerk BMW M235i RS

Runs from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds

Tuningwerk has taken the wraps off their new BMW M235i RS.

Looking track ready, the model has been equipped with a carbon fiber body kit that includes a front lip spoiler, a rear diffuser and a prominent rear wing. The model has also been equipped with high-performance brakes, an improved cooling system and 18-inch forged wheels with Dunlop SportMaxx RT.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as there's Recaro seats, carbon fiber trim and a sport steering wheel. Customers can also order a roll cage and six-point seat harnesses.

Under the hood, the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine has been equipped with an aluminum oil pan and a sports exhaust system - among other things. Thanks to these modifications, it develops 444 HP (326 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 118 PS (86 kW) and 150 Nm (110 lb-ft). It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission - with a sports clutch - which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and 0-120 mph in 15.4 seconds.

The model is currently available to order and pricing starts at €65,000 ($88,238 / £52,031).


Source: Tuningwerk


That one who is satisfied with the best, is a man of simple very simple
taste! This slogan, attributed to no less a person than Oscar Wilde, is
prime principle of the Tuningwerk GmbH Company at Puchheim, Bavaria, nearby
Munich, Germany, if the point is the appreciated customer's satisfaction.
Numerous examples concerning the creativity of the specifically BMW tuning
company – from 1-series to 7-series, including X models – are speaking very
plain language. The recent object of the Bavarian's desire is a 2 series
BMW, on the market only since a few of months. It is an exclusively 2-doored
compact class coupé, which by the way is understood itself as „reverence“ to
the legendary 2002 BMW.

Nevertheless, before public presentation there is quite a lot of the nearly
endless list of retrofitting measures to be done on the brand new BMW named
M235i RS, with exclusively Tuningwerk-own pieces. At first is to be
mentioned the enlarging in TW design with front lip, rear diffusor and rear
spoiler, all made of carbon. Besides main and oil cooler, the warranting for
stableness also under extreme stress situations expensive cooling system
includes an additional cooling agent cooler and a 850 W fan. Optionally,
there is still a heat exchanger, in this regard. Moreover, there is a single
mass flywheel with sports clutch, amid pipe eliminating the bottle neck on
the flexible element and a stainless steel axle back exhaust with valve
command and tail pipes, causing the unique deep engine sound. The basing
upon adapted Brembo components Tuningwerk braking system has 350x34 racing
steel discs and 6 piston brake calipers on the front axle, setting upon BMW
performance on the rear axle. The braking is topped by steel flex pipes and
an optimized DSC/ABS controller setup.

The wheel-tire-combination for this enlarged construction consists of made
by Tuningwerk forged steel rims in 8,5x18” (weight of 7,1 kgs) with Dunlop
SportMaxx RT in 235/40R18 on front and 9x18” (weight of 7,4 kgs) with
265/35R18 on the rear axle. Under the PolePosition Recaro seats, there are
mounted company own seat slide rails. Optionally, for the retrofitting of
the rear part of the car, there are available a rollover cage and 6 point
seat belts. Besides the modified aluminum oil pan, the Uniball axle elements
are to be mentioned. The 6 cylinders engine with 2.979 l of engine size,
TwinScroll Turbo and manual gear shift brings 444 HP (326 kW) with 600 Nm of
torque. This allows to speed up within 4.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph or
within 15.4 seconds from 0 up to 120 mph. Lap times of 1 minute 11 seconds
on the Hockenheimring race track also compels respect. Optionally, by the
way, there can be installed another turbo charger.

For the hard racing use, Tuningwerk offers additional car body stiffening
and struts. Beside the already mentioned Recaro PolePosition seats, sparking
plugs with higher heat value and the modified airflow reliably serve their
purpose. The tuned by the crew around Tuningwerk director Peter Reith
2-series BMW has an empty weight of 1.490 kg with full tank and is available
beginning from 65,000 Euro.

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With 444hp, I certainly hope it has a LSD
Jun 19th, 2014 8:52am
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