BMW:New BMW entry-level model for customer racing set for its first race outing at the Nürburgring.
Munich. A few weeks ago, BMW M Motorsport presented its future
plans for customer racing and announced a new entry-level model for
grassroots motorsport and clubracing based on the BMW M2 Competition
(combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.0–9.8*; combined
CO2 emissions in g/km: 227–224*)
. On 3rd August 2019 it will make its race debut on
the Nordschleife within the VLN Endurance Championship at the
Nürburgring (GER). At the wheel will be BMW Motorsport Junior
Beitske Visser (NED) and Jörg Weidinger (GER), test and development
engineer at BMW M GmbH and himself a very successful BMW Sports
Trophy competitor for many years.
The car will be run by BMW Motorsport and will sport a special
camouflage livery in the 6-hour race. The goal is to put the car
through another tough test under the extreme conditions faced during a
race on the most demanding racetrack in the world and, in doing so,
prepare it optimally for its outings in the hands of customers from
next season. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers
in the second quarter of 2020.
The race on the Nordschleife is the next step in the intense test
phase. The new car has already completed successful tests at Miramas
(FRA) and Portimão (POR) in recent weeks and months. There will be a
Racing and a Clubsport variant of the new entry-level model for motor
racing, to appeal to more potential amateur racing drivers than with
its predecessor, the BMW M240i Racing. A Permit B version of the car
is planned for use on the Nordschleife within the VLN.
The focus of the car’s development was on simple handling for
everyone – whilst at the same time ensuring the highest possible
technical quality and maximum safety. The race car can be used in many
different fields of motorsport.
Note to editors:
As well as the first photos attached to this press release, you can
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BMW M2 Competition:
ombined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.0–9.8
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 227–224