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New BMW entry-level model for customer racing set for its first race outing at the Nürburgring.

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).

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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.

 

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As well as the first photos attached to this press release, you can also find a video teaser clip at the following link:

https://youtu.be/2aXSmWGeFBs

 

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

BMW M2 Competition:

C ombined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.0–9.8

Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 227–224

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new "Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure" (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the "guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars", available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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