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.