New icon for BMW M Customer Racing: BMW M4 GT3 to take to the track in 2022.

Munich. The customer racing range of products in the BMW M
Motorsport programme is getting a new top-of-the-range model. From
the 2022 season, privateers and privateer teams around the world
will have the opportunity to do battle for wins and titles in a GT3
model based on the next generation of the BMW M4. The BMW M4 GT3
will be the new top vehicle in the customer racing offering.


The race car has been in development for several months and will
undergo intensive testing next year. The BMW M4 GT3 will succeed the
BMW M6 GT3, which has been in action around the world since 2016 and
has brought home wins at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), the
FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) and in numerous international race series.


The production model BMW M4, which forms the base for the BMW M4 GT3,
is powered by a six-cylinder engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo
Technology that achieves more than 500 hp. The engine and chassis of
the road vehicle are the perfect basis for the development of the GT3
racing version. With this goal in mind, the BMW M engineers built an
engine – the S58 – that boasts impressive engine characteristics and
explosive power delivery, the motorsport genes of which can also be
experienced away from the racetrack at any time.


“With our new GT3 project, we are emphasising the significance of BMW
M Customer Racing. It is a central pillar of our motorsport
programme,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “With
the introduction of the new GT3 regulations for 2022, the BMW M4 is
the perfect base. The core product from our colleagues at BMW M is yet
again just great. Without wanting to give too much away, the BMW M4
GT3 will be a real highlight in terms of optics and technology. The
term ‘icon’ is definitely appropriate here. We want to play a major
role in international GT racing with the BMW M4 GT3, as its
predecessor did at its victories at the 24-hour races in
Spa-Francorchamps, at Macau and in many other race series around the
world. Development is already at full speed. The rollout is planned
for the second half of 2020.”


Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH, said: “It is only logical that
future top models in customer racing will be based on the next
generation of the BMW M4. We will already be setting new standards in
terms of sporting performance in production, which is why it makes
sense to present the new GT3 sports car on this platform as well.”


While the 2020 season will be one of development and testing, regular
tests in race conditions are planned for 2021.


Anyone interested in the BMW M4 GT3 should contact BMW Motorsport by
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