[Video] BMW M4 GT3 – The All-new Motorsport Flagship

To replace the old but still popular BMW M6 GT3, BMW has been teasing us with their new motorsport model. Thanks to Markus Flasch, the CEO of BMW M, BMW finally unveiled the all-new BMW M4 GT3 to the public today. He introduced the all-new flagship motorsport model worldwide in a short video.

According to BMW, the new vehicle is built on the foundations of the BMW M4 Competition. The new car will debut during the Nurburgring 24-hour race in a few weeks following its successful testing last year. This new motorsport model indicates improved driveability and dependability with over 14,000 test kilometres. Compared to its predecessor, the aim is to drastically lower its maintenance expenses and life cycle costs. 

On June 26, 2021, the all-new BMW M4 GT3 will debut at round four of the Nurburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The car will then compete in the premier GT racing series and endurance races across the world. Starting next year, the BMW M Motorsport team will drive the M4 GT3. When compared to its predecessor, the new M4 GT3 has few apparent differences. For instance, it measures 16 mm longer wheelbase, 45 mm longer and 6 mm thinner than the BMW M6 GT3.

However, under the hood, it’s where you can find the most significant change. The new M4 GT3 employs a 3-litre P58 straight-six turbocharged engine with up to 590 HP. On the other hand, the current M6 GT3 uses a 4.4-litre P63 V8 engine with up to 580 HP. This results in a new engine weight of around 40 kg lighter than its predecessor. In addition, the new engine features significant modifications over the S58 engine on which it is based. These modifications include an intake system with charge cycle split and two throttle valves, engine-mounted oil tank with integrated oil/water exchange, engine mount and attachment adapted to GT3, exhaust system with charge split, and rear torsional vibration dampers, from the installation angle to the dry sump.

The BMW M4 GT3 will start at € 415,000 net, which is € 4,000 less than the BMW M6 GT3 and comparable to its competitors. Furthermore, for an extra price, the “Competition Package” is offered ex-factory. Particularly integrated and tested for usage in endurance races, this package includes important optional features. Spring travel sensors, tyre pressure-temperature management system, rear radar/camera system and additional headlights are just a few examples. With the first deliveries set for Q4 2021, the order books are now open.

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