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From the road to the racetrack: first joint appearance of the BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 GT3 prototypes during MotoGP ™.

20.08.2020 Press release

World premiere on the Red Bull Ring: For the first time, the BMW M GmbH presented side by side its two icons designed for the road and the circuit, the prototypes of the new BMW M4 Coupé (combined consumption: 10.9 – 10 , 5 l / 100 km *; combined CO2 emissions: 249-239 g / km *, provisional figures) and the new BMW M4 GT3.

Munich. World premiere on the Red Bull Ring: For the first time, the BMW M GmbH presented side by side its two icons designed for the road and the circuit, the prototypes of the new BMW M4 Coupé (combined consumption: 10.9 – 10 , 5 l / 100 km *; combined CO2 emissions: 249-239 g / km *, provisional figures) and the new BMW M4 GT3. In preparation for the MotoGP “BMW M Grand Prix of Styria” both vehicles were presented in a specially designed camouflage look, as their final design will not be revealed until a later date.

“I am very pleased that we can present both the new BMW M4 Coupé and the new BMW M4 GT3 here. As the main sponsor of the “BMW M Styrian Grand Prix” and a long-time partner of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports, I can’t think of a better place to host this first stage. The BMW M4 Coupé and its motorsport counterpart, the BMW M4 GT3, are the icons of the BMW M GmbH and are the prime examples of the transfer of technology from motorsport to series production – and vice versa. From the start, both vehicles were developed parallel to each other, so they both have the same genes, ”says Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH, who performed the first laps himself. of the Red Bull Ring in the BMW M4 Coupé.

Like the new BMW M3 Sedan and all other current high performance cars from the BMW M GmbH, the new BMW M4 Coupé will be available in two performance versions: apart from a 353 kW / 480 hp variant and
a 6-speed manual transmission, a 375 kW / 510 hp Competition model and an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic will also be offered in each case.

The central component shared by all BMW M4s is the new inline six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and a high-speed concept. From the outset, the high-performance unit was developed on the basis of performance characteristics directly derived from motorsport. Not only will BMW M customer racing teams, who will deploy the BMW M4 GT3 in many GT series around the world, benefit. It also raises the level of driving pleasure of BMW M4 road approved vehicles to a new level.

For Philipp Eng, the BMW M4 GT3 driver, the tour of the Austrian circuit was a welcome taste of the coming year: “I can’t wait to take the BMW M4 GT3 on the starting grid” ‘Austrian who will participate in the DTM with the ZF BMW M4 DTM. “The BMW M4 GT3 will already take part in its first race next year and will be able to prove its performance in competitive conditions. I’m sure it has what it takes to carry on the long-standing and successful tradition of BMW M vehicles.

From 2022 and after a selection of racing events in 2021, the BMW M4 GT3 will finally replace the BMW M6 GT3 as a top model of BMW’s customer sport offering. Since 2016, the BMW M6 GT3 has been part of the BMW M Motorsport vehicle portfolio, already winning the 24 Hours of Spa-Franchorchamps in its debut, only to surpass this success with a double victory two years later.

However, before the new BMW M4 Coupé is actually put on the road and on the racetrack without a special camouflage design, intensive final tests still need to be carried out. The official world premiere is scheduled for September 2020. But one thing is already certain: one of the MotoGP riders battling for points and placements just days after the appearance of the BMW M4 Coupé on the Red Bull Ring, will have the pleasure of driving an icon of the BMW M GmbH. Because the winner of the “BMW M Grand Prix of Styria” to be held from August 21 to 23 will be honored with an exclusive BMW M4 Coupé of the 2021 generation.

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