BMW M WRC Rendered: An Impossible Dream

BMW and rally contests are not the most usual mix. Sure, the E30 M3 used to run in the precursor of what we know today as the World Rally Championship, but today’s models are no longer involved in such events, officially.
WRC BMW M235i 1 photo
Photo: Rallye-Magazin
Unofficially, a lot of people are buying older models and turning them into rally cars for the thrills that they’re offering. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models alike are being line-up to take on gravel, asphalt or even mud in various competitions. Even British star Chris Harris had an E30 and even raced it in such a manner.

Now, the guys from Rallye-Magazin did a quick rendering of how such an offering from BMW would look like, officially. If the Bavarian manufacturer ever decided to make a comeback, this is how its cars would look like.

Bigger wheels and huge spoiler

Taking shape based on what the industry is offering right now in the field, the 2 Series rendered here is using the M235i Racing model as a basis. Up front there are two massive air intakes to the sides as well as a splitter down low.

Looking over the sides you’ll notice the bigger wheels with WRC profiles and the wider wheel arches that are supposed to protect the car from the gravel thrown around. The biggest change comes on top of the boot lid in the shape of a double-bladed spoiler with BMW Motosport lettering on it.

It’s all looking fine and, considering the M235i comes with xDrive as well, we could see one in the WRC. The one big flaw this car has comes up front where that bumper is way too low for certain circuits. The first medium-sized boulder this car would come in contact with would definitely take it out of the race, radiator and all.

As an imagination exercise, though, this car is rather good lookg and all the problems around it could be solved. If only BMW was listening...
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