Curtain up for the BMW M4 GT3 in its new BMW M Motorsport design: in the run-up to the 24 Hours at the Nürburgring (GER), the new GT flagship from BMW is presented in new colors and heralds the final test phase. The first race of the BMW M4 GT3 will be on June 26 at the fourth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The purchase price for the vehicle, which compared to its predecessor offers significant improvements in the areas of drivability, cost efficiency and handling, will be 415.000 euros net. You can find our Media Guide with detailed data and facts on the development of the BMW M4 GT3 in the appendix to this press release and in the BMW Group Press Club.
the new BMW M4 GT3
"The development work on the BMW M4 GT3 is now on the home straight, and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is the perfect stage to present the vehicle in its BMW M Motorsport design and thus herald the final spurt up to the first races", says Markus Flasch, Managing Director of BMW M GmbH. “The new BMW M4 Competition provides the perfect basis for the BMW M4 GT3, whose engine was designed for use on the racetrack from the start.
This underlines how road and racing vehicle development always go hand in hand at BMW M GmbH. The new vehicle offers state-of-the-art technology, also thanks to our technology partners. They are among the best in their respective fields, and we are very pleased that they are supporting us in the development of the BMW M4 GT3 with their special know-how and with their components. That is the perfect basis for a successful new racing car. "
go through many stages of development
The BMW M2020 GT4 has gone through many stages of development since the beginning of 3. This began virtually with CAD and CFD simulations, and continued with the use of the engine on the test bench, the construction of the test body and work in the wind tunnel. The rollout on July 18, 2020 was a milestone. Numerous test drives followed on different racetracks, in which many different BMW works drivers made their valuable contribution. In December 2020, Philipp Eng (AUT) presented the steering wheel of the BMW M4 GT3 developed together with FANATEC as part of the BMW SIM Live Event. It is the first in the world that can be used in both the real racing vehicle and the simulator without modifications.
Test work continued in Monteblanco (ESP), Almeria (ESP) and on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) in 2021. There are currently more than 14.000 test kilometers - that corresponds to more than 70 hours of route time - to book. Over the distance, the BMW M Motorsport engineers worked intensively on drivability and reliability on the way to optimal racing maturity. The goal: a significant reduction in runtime costs and maintenance effort compared to the previous model. Following the presentation and the race premiere in June, both further test and races are on the agenda before the BMW M4 GT3 will be delivered to the first customers, who will start with it worldwide in 2022.
Drivability, cost efficiency, handling improved
The successor to the BMW M6 GT3 offers the greatest advances in three areas: drivability, cost efficiency and handling. The driving behavior and cockpit equipment of the BMW M4 GT3 are also more pleasant for amateur drivers, the vehicle has less tire wear and is more consistent. Significantly lower running costs and longer maintenance intervals for the engine and transmission are decisive economic factors. Handling is made much easier by the fact that many basic settings can be made directly on the steering wheel without having to connect an external laptop.
The purchase price of the BMW M4 GT3 starts at 415.000 euros net, which is 4.000 euros below the price of the predecessor BMW M6 GT3 and on par with the competition. The “Competition Package” is optionally available ex works at an additional cost. This includes useful optional features that have been specially integrated and tested for use in long-haul operations. As a special extra, the package offers an exclusive day of training in the company's own BMW M4 GT3 simulator.
BMW M4 GT3 and BMW M6 GT3 in comparison:
|Dimensions||BMW M4 GT3||BMW M6 GT3|
|Length||5.020 mm||4.975 mm|
|Width||2.040 mm||2.046 mm|
|height||1.308mm (variable)||1.308mm (variable)|
|wheelbase||2.917 mm||2.901 mm|
|Wheel Size||12,5 x 18 inches at the front|
13 x 18 inches at the back
|13 x 18 inches at the front|
13 x 18 inches at the back
|Technical data:||BMW M4 GT3||BMW M6 GT3|
|Engine||P58 3,0l in-line six-cylinder|
M TwinPower Turbo
|P63 4,4l V8 engine|
M TwinPower Turbo
|Performance||up to 590 hp||up to 580 hp|
|Specific performance||197 PS / l||132 PS / l|
|gear||Xtrac 6-speed transmission||Ricardo 6-speed gearbox|
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BMW M4 GT3 from BMW M Motorsport
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