The Swiss have a wild reputation for custom cars — one that is totally at odds with the national psyche of quiet, law-abiding mountain folk. When the need for a custom-tuned machine from BMW or Weismann is in your sights, Daehler is a smart choice for holistic upgrades to power, stance, grip and overall performance.
The M235i Convertible is a fantastic upgrade to the massively fun and massively fast M235i Convertible. But this time with an extra 90 or so horsepower, a thrumming sports exhaust, and exterior design tweaks to turn up the car’s aggression beyond M Sport.
With all this new power, the M235i Convertible becomes a real rocket: the M235i xDrive model delivers a 4.2-second sprint to 100-kph, or as quick as four seconds dead for the 60-mph run.
The results create an enticing alternative to the upsized new M4 — while being much better value too.
2015 BMW M235i Convertible by DÄHLER Design & Technik
The M2-“FORERUNNER” WITH SWISS POWER-PLUS thanks DÄHLER
Since 1996 the Swiss company DÄHLER (proper spelling DÄHLER) Design & Technik GmbH in Belp (not far from Bern) has been responsible under the management of Christoph DÄHLER for optimized, modified BMW and Wiesmann vehicles. The highest requirements are met by means of innovations, versatility and individuality and provide for exclusive driving pleasure. The DÄHLER-crew does not only modify the vehicles with various components according to the wishes of the customer, but demanding customers can also order a “complete vehicle”, which is then delivered as DÄHLER << competition line >>. Key terms in this context are increased performance tested according to the strict Euro 6 directive, sports suspension -each perfectly tuned to the respective vehicle, interior individualization with leather and/or alcantara, MID-display and stainless steel exhaust system with tailpipes.
Cabriolet-version of BMW M235i, which is professionally optimized, is originated from exactly this << competition line >>, as forerunner of the BMW M2, which is awaited with great anticipation by the interested fan base. Compact class-cabriolet from Munich was equipped not only with performance improvement to 390 hp (= 287 kW) as part of the DÄHLER-tuning program. A multiple adjustable DÄHLER-coilover suspension displays also its perfection. Noticeable increase in longitudinal and lateral dynamics is the exciting result, because the bolide can be adjusted to the needs of the pilot in the best possible way both through its 18-fold adjustability of compression and rebound stages as well as through the lowering.
The DÄHLER- performance increase includes also suspension of the electronic Vmax-pastern. Thus, the powerhouse reaches a maximum speed of 288 km/h. If the compact sports car is also equipped with the All Wheel xDrive, it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds, after all, four tenths of a second less than the Series…
So or similar the motto of the Swiss, the art of the mobility, is redefined day after day. With gold rush fever instead of remaining in a state of shock.
Photos: Jordi Miranda
Fore more information concerning this BMW M235i please contact directly at:
dÄHLer Design & Technik GmbH
CH-3123 BELP bei Bern
Phone +41(0)31 819 88 77
Fax +41(0)31 819 88 78
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