Race debut scheduled for January 2018.
The BMW M4 GT4 will continue its extensive testing program with an appearance at the classic endurance race at the Nurburgring this weekend. The Bavarian company is not yet ready to disclose any technical details surrounding the successor of the M3 GT4, but has at least released another teaser image of the car.
It doesn’t reveal much either, but at least it gives us another look at the overall shape of the vehicle. There’s a massive fixed rear wing at the back, while the front bumper has received a carbon fibre diffuser at the bottom.
The car won’t be racing at the ‘Ring this weekend, but will be tested properly around the track. The cockpit will be shared by Dirk Adorf, who played a major role in the development and testing of the car, BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard, Jorg Weidinger, and British motor racing journalist Jethro Bovingdon.
Under the carbon fibre hood of the private race car a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine will be working. The vehicle will be positioned above the M235i Racing and will share some interior parts, including the seats and pedal box, with its larger brother, the M6 GT3.
BMW plans to start deliveries of the M4 GT4 in time for the start of the 2018 season, which means very soon it should be absolutely ready for the track. The official racing debut is scheduled for January 2018 at the 24 Hours of Dubai in United Arab Emirates, where the factory race car was tested earlier this year.
“Our privateer teams will compete with the newest model from our product range in 2018,” BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt confirmed late last year.
Source: BMW via BMW Blog