Turner’s Project BMW 228i Estoril Blue gets new upgrades

2 Series, Tuning | April 18th, 2016 by 3
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Turner Motorsport brings a new update to their BMW 228 Coupe project car. The F22 2 Series is BMW’s latest and best attempt to bring …

Turner Motorsport brings a new update to their BMW 228 Coupe project car. The F22 2 Series is BMW’s latest and best attempt to bring that E36 and E46 contingent back into the fold as the “little brother” to the 3 and 4 Series. The relatively smaller size combined with the sporty styling make the 2 Series a perfect platform for a performance oriented project car.

When it was unveiled in 2015, the Turner 228i featured a set of Apex EC-7 Wheels, but today, those were swapped in favor of new HRE wheels. HRE’s Flowform FF15 is a multispoke wheel (15 spokes) and comes in 18″-20″ sizes but appear larger thanks to the long straight spokes that run right to the edge of the rim.

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The correct offsets locate the wheel in just the right position without the need for spacers and maintaining the proper clearances to the body, brakes, and suspension. The standard 18″ color is Tarmac (black) with eleven optional finishes available too.

To go with the new wheels, a set of Bilstein Clubsport Coilover Suspension was added as well. These provide maximum performance and adjustability for drivers who run their cars on the track to the limit yet also want a “streetable” suspension. The Clubsport shocks feature independent adjustment of both rebound and compression forces via the two aluminum adjustment knobs. The front adjustments are made from under the front strut; the rear adjustments are made from the top of the shock. With 10 settings for both compression and rebound there are up to 100 unique suspension settings to fine tune your car for a bumpy track, a billiard smooth track or the drive home.

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For now, the standard N20 four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbo is the power of choice, delivering 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque from just 1450 rpm sending the 228i 0-60 in just 5.0 seconds.

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