2018 BMW M4 GT4 racer surprisely presents at BMW Motorsport celebration

Last Updated: December 16, 2016By Tags: , , , , , ,

BMW on Saturday made a celebration for the end of year for its motorsport program. Celebration was made at its headquarters in Munich, Germany. The event is as usual where the producer presents most important details for its season that is coming and this year will also reveal of a new race vehicle.

BMW’s M4 GT4 made a surprise look, with only a prototype that is camouflaged

BMW’s M4 GT4 made a surprise look, with only a prototype that is camouflaged. It was shown as the vehicle is still in evolvent. It doesn’t have to formally contest until 2018 but it will be part of a few contestsin 2017 as part of its development program. The first of them will be the in January 2017, 24 Hours of Dubai .

BMW says the vehicle has been made to meet regulations for different GT4 contests that happen in Asia, Europe and North America. And for keeping costs low, many segments from the production vehicle have been detained, with the powertrain also, and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 driving the rear wheels.

GT4 vehicless production

GT4 vehicles are much closer to the production models in spec that they are based on. Because of that fact they end up being a much cheaper option for customers looking to grow experience or race as a hobby, when we compare it to vehicles that are more extreme such as GT3 models. This surged the demand, with many producers now offering GT4 cars. The Aston Martin Vantage, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, McLaren 570S and Porsche Cayman have already its versions. We will soon be able to add the BMW M4 as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT to the list.

Although it’s not confirmed yet, the M4 GT4 will maybe spawn a road-going version, or even a limited edition model similar to the M4 GTS. With that it can observe the end of the current M4’s run. A new 3-Series comes in 2017, and a new 4-Series, with also a new M4, should be following couple years after.

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