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      09-21-2018, 08:59 AM   #1
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The new BMW M240i Racing.





The BMW M235i Racing Cup becomes the BMW M240i Racing Cup - BMW Cup class to remain an integral part of the VLN for a further two years.



Since 2014, the BMW M235i Racing Cup has been an integral part of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring. BMW Motorsport has now extended its contracts with the racing series and tyre partner Dunlop by a further two years. Thanks to an Evo package for the car, as of the coming season, the newly named BMW M240i Racing Cup offers teams and drivers the perfect opportunity to enter the motor racing scene at a manageable cost until at least 2020.

"This contract extension is another clear sign of our commitment to customer racing."
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director




"This contract extension is another clear sign of our commitment to customer racing," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. "As a production-based, and thus affordable, entry-level model for the motorsport scene, the BMW M235i Racing has been a great success from the word go. On one hand, you can see this from the fact that the corresponding class has for years been the strongest Cup class in the VLN, with a field of roughly 20 cars. On the other hand, we take great pleasure in seeing Cup participants thrill fans with fantastic displays of racing, time and time again. I am pleased that we are now able to offer our customer teams planning security for a further two years, and to reward them for their loyalty. With the introduction of the BMW M240i Racing Evo package as of the 2019 season, we are taking numerous customer requests into account. The Evo package has a few advantages for both teams and drivers. Also, the BMW M240i Racing will bear the brand and design elements of the production car."



The BMW M240i Racing Evo package contains, among other things, optimised engine software. New end plates for the rear wing contribute to the optical upgrade of the cars used in race series and Cup classes around the world. In addition, BMW customer racing offers an optional new driver’s seat in the BMW M240i Racing design. It will enhance seating comfort and the precision of the fit.


In the course of the contract extension, BMW Motorsport has also raised the prize money on offer in the Team competition in the BMW M240i Racing Cup. As of the 2019 season, the most successful teams will receive 100,000 euros in prize money – 25,000 euros more than before. The early confirmation of a continued collaboration with the VLN, together with the increased prize money, will make the class, which already features an outstanding field, even more attractive. The continuity of the collaboration with tyre partner Dunlop, which has been on board since the inaugural season in 2014, also contributes to the appeal of the competition.


Another important plus-point of the BMW M240i Racing Cup class will remain the support offered by BMW Motorsport, which will continue to supply teams with spare parts at the racetrack, as well as full customer support, including engineer support.




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      09-21-2018, 10:01 AM   #2
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Great car
I wonder if they sell flares for the M240
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      09-21-2018, 12:32 PM   #3
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Great car
I wonder if they sell flares for the M240
Everything on that car should be available through the motorsports catalog.

Some of the parts you can find on RealOEM. Look at the very bottom of the model selection list and you'll see Motorsports.

Get your $$$ ready.
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Everything on that car should be available through the motorsports catalog.

Some of the parts you can find on RealOEM. Look at the very bottom of the model selection list and you'll see Motorsports.

Get your $$$ ready.
Some motorsports parts are not allowed to be sold without a matching vin #
My local dealer is a motorsports dealership.
I've checked out the M4's before they get shipped out to the owners.
I recently inquired about some parts from the M6 and got rejected for not purchasing the vehicle.
But some parts are available.
Pretty cool regardless
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      10-02-2018, 05:44 AM   #6
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BMW M240i Racing Cup

Some good news!
VLN is still alive with the M240i.



And the images are looking good!

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      10-08-2018, 07:58 AM   #9
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Very nice. Would love a go.

Couldn't help noticing half of the fuel cap door being covered by the wide arch. Seems sloppy if so.
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Would love to see some detail shots!
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Very nice. Would love a go.

Couldn't help noticing half of the fuel cap door being covered by the wide arch. Seems sloppy if so.
BMW Precision........
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That car looks so much than the m2 competition.
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Needs spacers
No. Spacers are junk if they're only cosmetic. If they're used to clear brakes or other functionality they are fine...otherwise they only hinder performance by adding unnecessary unsprung weight.
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Very nice. Would love a go.

Couldn't help noticing half of the fuel cap door being covered by the wide arch. Seems sloppy if so.
Pretty sure they wouldn't have blocked the original fuel cap door without an alternative. Look at the black circle underneath the rear window, that looks to be the new fuel port.
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Very nice. Would love a go.

Couldn't help noticing half of the fuel cap door being covered by the wide arch. Seems sloppy if so.
Pretty sure they wouldn't have blocked the original fuel cap door without an alternative. Look at the black circle underneath the rear window, that looks to be the new fuel port.
You've missed the point a bit.

Yeah, obviously that's now no longer in use hence the new port. The point is, it just looks like half a job.
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Dumb question but, what is the reason of making an M240 race car instead of an M2 race car?
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Very nice. Would love a go.

Couldn't help noticing half of the fuel cap door being covered by the wide arch. Seems sloppy if so.
Yeah I can't believe they didn't cover that with a sticker !!
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No. Spacers are junk if they're only cosmetic. If they're used to clear brakes or other functionality they are fine...otherwise they only hinder performance by adding unnecessary unsprung weight.
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Dumb question but, what is the reason of making an M240 race car instead of an M2 race car?
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Dumb question but, what is the reason of making an M240 race car instead of an M2 race car?
Well, originally the M235i race predated the M2 so the M235i was the top trim of the 2 series.

My confusion now is how much the M240i race and thre street M240i share in common. Do they use the same BMW 'sport suspension'? Because my 135i sport suspension is very meh at the track. I'd be surprised. Is it a 240i with all the M performance upgrades? Is it a 2 series in name only?

There is almost no info on this. If I remember right though the 235i race was $60k meaning to me it must be pretty close to the production model. Also interesting the M235i/40i engine has more connection to Motorsport than the M2 Comp which is not used in Motorsport.

Anyone have details? Can any pleb order one of these up as a toy?
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