This is certainly the most hardcore BMW M4 you can buy right now – though you’ll also need access to the kind of money that will bring you a support team to play with your toy on the tracks of the world.
BMW Motorsport has been letting us know about its idea to swap the M3 GT4 with a GT4-spec M4 Coupe race car and finally the factory racer is here to make us look after our check books – you can have one for 169,000 euros (plus VAT). The automaker tells us the track machine has been honed on more than 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles) of tests and arrives to bridge the gap between the M235i Racing and the flagship M6 GT3, set up as a mix between the standard M4 Coupe and the sold-out limited-edition GTS, all wrapped up in competition-spec appearance.
The inline-six 3.0-liter turbocharged engine usually packing 431 horsepower and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission have both been taken from the road car and adapted for the track use – the power requirements are actually variable as there are more than one configurations as the team can pre-program the desired level. This is BMW Motorsport’s first car that can use power sticks, which are actually plug & play so the team can make the necessary changes very quickly.
The aforementioned GTS donated the carbon fiber hood and there are also carbon doors, as well as an enhanced aerodynamic kit that is pretty obvious when you look at the massive fixed rear wing or the motorsport-spec front splitter, as well as the racing exhaust system. The M6 GT3 donated the sole seat as well as the brakes and pedal box. The model will make its track debut during the BMW Sports Trophy this weekend at the Nürburgring 24 Hours.