BMW recently took the wraps off the M235i, so it comes as little surprise that DTM driver Andy Priaulx couldn't wait to get his hands on it.

In the latest promotional video for the model, Priaulx drives the M235i around the Thruxton Circuit in the United Kingdom. Unsurprisingly, he is pretty impressed as the car has "exceptional" brakes and "bags and bags of grip."

As a refresher, the M235i is powered by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine that develops 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (322 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to run from 0-100 in five seconds (4.8 seconds with the optional eight-speed automatic) and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Gallery: DTM driver Andy Priaulx hits the track in a BMW M235i [video]

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