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      07-28-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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BMW M4 GT4 Offered For Private Customer Racing in 2018 (updated with testing video)

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Updated Dec. 22, 2016 with first testing video (at Estoril):




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Munich (DE), 28th July 2016.
BMW Motorsport will send the successor of the popular BMW M3 GT4 into action as of the 2018 season: the BMW M4 GT4. This close-to-production car based on the BMW M4 Coupé adds a competitive entrant in the growing GT4 sector to BMW Motorsport's range of products and continues the long and successful tradition of BMW in customer racing. The newly developed GT sports car will complete its first tests at the end of 2016 so that customers will have a technically perfected car available for the start of the 2018 season.

"The GT4 category is currently experiencing a boom," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. "It offers affordable motorsport with cars of technical high-quality and, therefore, attracts a wide target audience. We see enormous potential around the world for privateer BMW teams for whom the BMW M4 GT4 is an option. Developing a classic customer racing car such as this and offering it to privateer teams has always been one of BMW Motorsport's core competencies. This also was the case with the predecessor model, the BMW M3 GT4, which is still in action in international race series today. The BMW M4 Coupé provides the ideal basis for our new GT4 model. This is a strong base for our engineers to close the gap between our customer racing spearhead, the BMW M6 GT3, and the BMW M235i Racing for newcomers with a car that is extremely sporty in its production version. The BMW M4 GT4 is designed perfectly for simple use by privateer teams, who can celebrate successes around the world as ambassadors for BMW Motorsport with this model."

Top quality and safety standards, excellent driveability and low running costs were the premises at the start of the development of the BMW M4 GT4. The entire drivetrain, including electronics, will be taken from the BMW M4 Coupé. The carbon bonnet comes from the BMW M4 GTS, and the BMW M4 GT4 has carbon-fibre doors, a special motorsport front splitter and rear wing, as well as a racing exhaust system. The seats, the brakes and the pedal box use solutions carried over from the BMW M6 GT3.

The offer of contesting races in existing GT4 classes with the BMW M4 GT4 is open to customer teams around the world. Germany, Europe, North America and Asia all have ideal conditions for the car. BMW Motorsport will also use the new challenger to bring talented young drivers closer to the GT3 class as part of the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. The first cars are due to be delivered to customers in the second half of 2017. The first possible race appearance will be the 24 Hours of Dubai (AE) in January 2018.

Privateer teams can already register their interest in the BMW M4 GT4 using the following e-mail address: m4gt4@bmw-motorsport.com.

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      07-28-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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      07-28-2016, 12:34 PM   #4
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Sweet. Sounds like a bit more customization than the former M3 GT4.
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      07-28-2016, 12:42 PM   #5
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      07-28-2016, 12:54 PM   #6
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Does it come with the Motorsport stripes? If so, I'm in love. I don't know why but those stripes really capture my heart and imagination!
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Wow can't wait to see that
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$200k?
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      07-28-2016, 01:51 PM   #14
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Now that is awesome.
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Pleeeease let it look exactly like in the artist drawing!...and yes, with the M striping.

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Does it come with the Motorsport stripes? If so, I'm in love. I don't know why but those stripes really capture my heart and imagination!
I think all cars come in white, each team wraps it by it's own design.

glennQNYC That doesn't mean bad news, but cheaper to replace :P

Fantastic news nonetheless!
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but will these be street legal? Or track-only?
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      07-28-2016, 04:35 PM   #19
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but will these be street legal? Or track-only?
Most likely track only. That's what the other M4 GTS is for
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      07-28-2016, 04:47 PM   #20
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but will these be street legal? Or track-only?
This and...

Where will my dogs fit? And the kids and the wing is handy to keep my coffee mugs on but argh.

I can and I have ran an M4 as a daily for my family. Even in the eyes of a former ay owner, that's just sad. This isn't a super car. Sales should be boosted with better marketing than that shown above is.
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Great marketing effort but personally would still get a Porsche for the track
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