BMW Again Confirms G82 M4 Will Exceed 500 HP in M4 GT3 Preview

At the moment’s press launch from BMW (see beneath) relating to the M4 GT3, a buyer racing program mannequin, sees BMW reconfirming that at the very least one of many road-going G82 M4 fashions will exceed 500 HP. As we have posted beforehand, it is anticipated that the subsequent gen G80 M3 and G82 M4 will come in a number of variants with totally different energy figures.

This assertion was in the press launch: The manufacturing mannequin BMW M4, which kinds the bottom for the BMW M4 GT3, is powered by a six-cylinder engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo Expertise that achieves greater than 500 hp.

And sure, the M4 GT3 teaser picture as seen beneath confirms massive vertical kidney grilles, as anticipated.

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Full Press Launch:

New icon for BMW M Buyer Racing: BMW M4 GT3 to take to the observe in 2022.

December 6, 2019

Munich. The shopper racing vary of merchandise in the BMW M Motorsport programme is getting a brand new top-of-the-range mannequin. From the 2022 season, privateers and privateer groups around the globe could have the chance to do battle for wins and titles in a GT3 mannequin based mostly on the subsequent technology of the BMW M4. The BMW M4 GT3 would be the new prime car in the client racing providing.

The race automobile has been in growth for a number of months and can bear intensive testing subsequent 12 months. The BMW M4 GT3 will succeed the BMW M6 GT3, which has been in motion around the globe since 2016 and has introduced residence wins on the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) and in quite a few worldwide race sequence.

The manufacturing mannequin BMW M4, which kinds the bottom for the BMW M4 GT3, is powered by a six-cylinder engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo Expertise that achieves greater than 500 hp. The engine and chassis of the street car are the right foundation for the event of the GT3 racing model. With this aim in thoughts, the BMW M engineers constructed an engine – the S58 – that boasts spectacular engine traits and explosive energy supply, the motorsport genes of which can be skilled away from the racetrack at any time.

“With our new GT3 undertaking, we’re emphasising the importance of BMW M Buyer Racing. It’s a central pillar of our motorsport programme,” mentioned BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “With the introduction of the brand new GT3 laws for 2022, the BMW M4 is the right base. The core product from our colleagues at BMW M is but once more simply nice. With out wanting to provide an excessive amount of away, the BMW M4 GT3 will probably be an actual spotlight in phrases of optics and expertise. The time period ‘icon’ is certainly acceptable right here. We need to play a significant position in worldwide GT racing with the BMW M4 GT3, as its predecessor did at its victories on the 24-hour races in Spa-Francorchamps, at Macau and in many different race sequence around the globe. Improvement is already at full pace. The rollout is deliberate for the second half of 2020.”

Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH, mentioned: “It is just logical that future prime fashions in buyer racing will probably be based mostly on the subsequent technology of the BMW M4. We’ll already be setting new requirements in phrases of sporting efficiency in manufacturing, which is why it is sensible to current the brand new GT3 sports activities automobile on this platform as properly.”

Whereas the 2020 season will probably be considered one of growth and testing, common assessments in race circumstances are deliberate for 2021.

Anybody in the BMW M4 GT3 ought to contact BMW Motorsport by e mail at: M4GT3@BMW-Motorsport.com.

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