June will be a significant month since we will finally see the M3 Touring in production metal. On the racing side of the M division, the M4 GT4 will make its debut following a lengthy teasing campaign that began in November 2021 with the initial concept drawing. The Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, has been selected as the location for the track machine’s debut.
On June 17–19, VIR will host rounds 5 and 6 of the 2022 SRO Americas Championship, and BMW will showcase the second-generation M4 GT4 and offer a thorough technical briefing. The GT4-spec vehicle, which sits below the GT3 in the racing car catalog, was designed for private BMW M Motorsport teams for the 2023 season.
It is based on the road-going M4 G82 sports vehicle, although it also incorporates elements from the GT3. For the revamped track toy, previously unavailable capabilities will be incorporated, as well as a multi-level traction control designed exclusively for racetrack usage. Better Recaro seats will increase comfort, although the carbon fiber roof and massive wing from the GT3 model will be retained. The inline-six engine, gearbox, and electronics are all lifted from the street-legal BMW M4.
BMW is yet to release the price of the new M4 GT4, although the last model sold for €169,000. For what it’s worth, we can fairly presume it’ll be far less expensive than the €415,000 M4 GT3. Because it is closely tied to the road vehicle, the business promises that its new racer will have reduced operating expenses and should be simpler to maintain than previously.
As previously stated, some of the carbon and plastic components utilized in the past will be replaced with natural fibers in order to illustrate that even racing vehicles can be created with sustainability in mind. The FIA-approved chassis and safety cage will be sourced from the Dingolfing facility in Germany, where the standard M4 is built.
The M4 CSL and GT4 aren’t the only intriguing variants of the performance coupe on the way this year; a modern-day 3.0 CSL will arrive before the end of 2022. It’ll effectively be a coachbuilt M4 CSL with a manual transmission, 600 horsepower, and vintage appearance inspired by the 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage concept — all for more than €700,000 and a limited production run of 50 vehicles.
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