BMW confirms new GT3 car for 2022
BMW has announced that it will use the M4 as its new GT3 platform from 2022 onwards, with the M4 GT3 set to replace the current M6 GT3.
The M6 GT3 made its debut in 2016 and has since taken victory in the 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, the FIA GT World Cup in Macau and Motul Petit Le Mans, as well as a number of other international victories.
The BMW M6 GT3 has also seen extensive action in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, in both the GTLM and GTD categories.
According to BMW, the car has been in development for several months and is set to undergo extensive testing in 2020. The German marque is also planning for regular tests in race conditions to take place in 2021.
“With our new GT3 project, we are emphasising the significance of BMW M Customer Racing. It is a central pillar of our motorsport programme,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “With the introduction of the new GT3 regulations for 2022, the BMW M4 is the perfect base. The core product from our colleagues at BMW M is yet again just great.
Without wanting to give too much away, the BMW M4 GT3 will be a real highlight in terms of optics and technology. The term ‘icon’ is definitely appropriate here. We want to play a major role in international GT racing with the BMW M4 GT3, as its predecessor did at its victories at the 24-hour races in Spa-Francorchamps, at Macau and in many other race series around the world. Development is already at full speed. The rollout is planned for the second half of 2020.”
”It is only logical that future top models in customer racing will be based on the next generation of the BMW M4," added Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH. "We will already be setting new standards in terms of sporting performance in production, which is why it makes sense to present the new GT3 sports car on this platform as well. ”