BMW M Motorsport develops next-generation M4 GT3

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BMW M Motorsport has announced it is working on a new top-of-the-range model for its customer racing range. Available for the 2022 season, the BMW M4 GT3 is based on the next generation of the M4.

The race car has been in development for several months and will undergo intensive testing in 2020. The BMW M4 GT3 will succeed the BMW M6 GT3, which has been in action since 2016.

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 500hp.

“With our new GT3 project, we are emphasizing the significance of BMW M Customer Racing. It is a central pillar of our motorsport program,” said BMW Group Motorsport director Jens Marquardt. “With the introduction of the new GT3 regulations for 2022, the BMW M4 is the perfect base.

With extensive development and testing planned for the 2020 season, the manufacturer’s latest GT model is scheduled for race condition testing in 2021.

Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M, 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.”

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Andrew Charman is a regular contributor to PMW. He has been working in motorsport for more than 35 years, specialising in Touring Cars and US motorsport, particularly NASCAR.

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