Thursday, July 7, 2022

Presentation of the new BMW M4 GT4 with BMW M Motorsport design heralds sales phase.

Munich. With the official presentation in the run-up to the
SRO race weekend at the VIRginia International Raceway (USA), BMW M
Motorsport has rung in the sales phase of the new BMW M4 GT4, which
is set to continue its predecessor’s run of success in the
internationally established GT4 category as of the 2023 season. The
car was on display with the BMW M Motorsport design for the first
time on Friday, having previously successfully completed a test race
in camouflage livery at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). The new
BMW M4 GT4 goes on sale with plenty of technical highlights and at a
net price of 187,000 euros. Production is set to start in October
2022, to allow the first cars to be delivered to teams in time for
the start of the 2023 season. 

 

“We took on the challenge to develop a successor to the highly
successful first-generation BMW M4 GT4”, said Franciscus van Meel, CEO
of BMW M. “Using a wide range of customer feedback, our experienced
development team and the new sixth generation BMW M4 based production
car has led to a faster, even more reliable and very emotional all new
BMW M4 GT4.”

The new BMW M4 GT4 was developed to win races and titles, just like
its predecessor. To this end, the latest key technologies from the
production model have been combined with a range of components from
its big brother, the BMW M4 GT3. The developers focused on four key
areas: performance, reliability, cost efficiency and maintainability.
In addition, further developments in ergonomics and electronics have
considerably improved the customer experience. These include the M
Track Cockpit, which makes many vehicle settings and checks possible
directly via the control elements, thereby minimising the more
time-consuming connection to a laptop.

When developing the new BMW M4 GT4, BMW M Motorsport had the backing
of support from strong partners. Bcomp, H&R, PUMA, RAVENOL and
RECARO shared valuable expertise in their areas, and in doing so made
an important contribution to the success of the project.

After the presentation in the USA, the BMW M4 GT4 is entering the
final phase of testing. This will include the car taking part in the
next race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and in the 24 Hours of
Portimão (POR). Production for delivery to customers is due to start
in October 2022. The net price of the BMW M4 GT4 has been set at
187,000 euros. Thanks to near-production development and the pending
SRO homologation, the car can be used in all GT4 race series around
the world.

Technical highlights and specifications of the BMW M4 GT4.

Dimensions:

 

Length (incl. splitter and rear wing): 4,863 mm

Width (incl. mirrors): 2,093 mm

Height: 1,368 mm (variable)

Wheelbase: 2,857 mm

 

Drivetrain:

 

Engine: Six-cylinder in-line with M TwinPower turbo technology, four
valves per cylinder, direct injection, Valvetronic

Capacity: 2,993 cc

Output: Up to 405 kW / 550 hp & 650 Nm torque (depending on regulations)

Engine management: Production-ECU, power for BoP management adjustable

Transmission: 7-speed automatic gearbox by ZF with motorsport
software, DREXLER limited slip differential with separate temperature
controlled auxiliary cooling, motorsport optimised driveshafts

Further technical highlights:

  • Air conditioning, heated windscreen as standard
  • M Track cockpit and laptop-less functions
  • FANATEC GT4 illuminated steering wheel with various controls
  • 10-step traction control
  • Purpose-built RECARO safety-seat with ventilation, fixed position
    and BMW M4 GT4 branding
  • Interior and exterior made from lightweight natural fibre by
    Bcomp, engine bonnet with aero designed louvres
  • GT3 lightweight roof (CFK)
  • Adjustable GT3 concept Motorsport rear wing (natural fibre)
  • Focus on ease of maintenance
  • Five-level adjustable motorsport anti-roll bar front and rear
  • Purpose-built KW 2-way Motorsport shock absorbers with
  • Three different H&R spring rates
  • Front camber adjustable with shims
  • Rear toe and camber adjustable with shims
  • Double-flow brake air cooling
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