The GT versions from BMW have always delighted us in different racing series worldwide and the German carmaker is seemingly trying to revive the lineup by introducing cheaper and higher-performance models.
I mean, why using a heavily customized M6 GT3 which is extremely expensive when you can use a race version of an existence model, all built-up from carbon fiber and other lightweight materials which improve their performance and save some money.
And when BMW built the M4, it built it with a purpose as well: that of launching it on the track at a certain point. And the real proof that the carmaker is preparing a GT4 is the video below, which is showcasing a heavily modified M4 for some rough testing at the Ring.
Once it will be ready for track use, the BMW M4 GT4 will replace to old-timer M3 GT4, becoming thus a much viable yet cheaper alternative in terms of costs. Not to mention that it will become more powerful and faster, thanks to the carbon fiber structure, with plethora of CFRP composites.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, gave a more deeper inside on the carmaker`s need for a change in the racing segment, back in 2015:
“The GT4 category is currently experiencing a boom. 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. The BMW M4 GT4 is designed perfectly for simple use by privateer teams.”
Once it will arrive, the future BMW M4 GT4 will use the same 3.0-liter straight six-cylinder bi-turbo engine, but with a much higher output than the current M4`s 431 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. More details will be revealed at a later date.