Forbidden fruit: BMW unveils M235i Track Edition in Holland

BMW’s Dutch arm has unveiled a more dynamic variant of the M235i coupe aimed at buyers who are too impatient to wait for the rumored M2. Appropriately dubbed M235i Track Edition, the coupe comes decked out with components sourced directly from the BMW M Performance parts bin.

Visually, the Track Edition stands out from the stock M235i thanks to a black radiator grille and a model-specific body kit consisting of a discreet front splitter, side skirts, a trunk-mounted spoiler and a functional air diffuser integrated into the rear bumper. 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped by low-profile tires round out the major updates.

Track Edition buyers can order their car in either Mineral Weiss, Mineral Grey, Estoril Blue or Sapphire Black.

Inside, the M235i Track Edition packs Alcantara upholstery on the steering wheel, aluminum pedals, real carbon fiber trim and a numbered plaque on the dash. The steering wheel features an innovative race display that includes a lap timer, a shift indicator light and a G-force meter.

BMW has not made any modifications under the hood, meaning the M235i Track Edition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine that generates 326 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque. Linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the six-cylinder sends the M235i from zero to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph. A stainless steel exhaust system comes standard.

BMW plans on building just 12 examples of the M235i Track Edition for the Dutch market. Each one will cost €83,000, a lofty sum that converts to approximately $112,200.

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