BMW has been testing its most recent racecar for some time now. At each stage the company has drip-fed us info and pics to keep us interested. Now, the BMW M4 GT3 has been officially introduced. Oh, if you are keen to buy one don’t expect much change from R7 million.
The BMW M4 GT3 is set to make its competition debut at the Nürburgring Endurance Series on June 26, ahead of its first full racing season in 2022. The car will however make its public debut at Nurburgring 24 Hour that takes place this coming weekend. M fans can cast their eyes on its aggressive looks that include a 150 mm wider body, completely new bumpers front and rear as well as a massive wing at the rear.
“The development work on the BMW M4 GT3 is now on the finishing straight, and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is the perfect stage on which to present the car in its BMW M Motorsport design and thus to herald the final phase leading up to the first race outings,” said Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH.
From road to race
Under the heavily vented bonnet is a race-derived version of the BMW M4 Coupe’s engine. The inline-six has been fettled for the rigours of racing. Peak power from the turbocharged motor has been lifted from 375 kW to over 430 kW, with peak torque of 700 N.m on tap. That drive is sent to the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed gearbox.
BMW Motorsport has tested the new GT3 racer for more than 14 000 km at various circuits including Monteblanco, Almeria and on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. BMW M Motorsport engineers worked hard to improve the driveability and reliability of the car on its way to being race-ready. Check out the BMW M4 GT3 in action in the videos below.