The new BMW M4 GT4, which is set to continue its predecessor’s run of success in the internationally established GT4 category as of the 2023 season, starts with plenty of technical highlights. Not only have the strengths of the current car been retained, but they have actually been improved in some areas. The new BMW M4 GT4 was developed to win races and titles, just like its predecessor.
To this end, the latest key technologies from the production model have been combined with a range of components from its big brother, the BMW M4 GT3. The developers focused on four key areas: performance, reliability, cost efficiency and maintainability. In addition, further developments in ergonomics and electronics have considerably improved the customer experience.
TECHNICAL DATA OF THE BMW M4 GT4.
Length (incl. splitter and rear wing):
Width (incl. mirrors):
1,368 mm (variable)
Six-cylinder in-line with M TwinPower turbo technology, four valves per cylinder, direct injection, Valvetronic, lubricants from RAVENOL
Up to 405 kW (550 hp) and 650 Nm torque (depending on regulations)
Production-ECU, power for BoP management adjustable
7-speed automatic gearbox by ZF with motorsport software, DREXLER limited slip differential with separate temperature controlled auxiliary cooling, motorsport optimised driveshafts
Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M"We took on the challenge to develop a successor to the highly successful first-generation BMW M4 GT4. Using a wide range of customer feedback, our experienced development team and the new sixth generation BMW M4 based production car has led to a faster, even more reliable and very emotional all new BMW M4 GT4."
BMW M4 GT4 WITH GT3 COMPONENTS.
The new BMW M4 GT4 gets a range of components from its big brother, the BMW M4 GT3. E.g. the GT3 lightweight roof (CFK) and the adjustable GT3 concept Motorsport rear wing made from natural fibre.
FUNCTION AND COMFORT.
The interior features the FANATEC GT4 illuminated steering wheel with various controls, the M Track cockpit and laptop-less functions. Air conditioning and heated windscreen come as standard.
MADE FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
Five-level adjustable motorsport anti-roll bar front and rear and purpose-built KW 2-way Motorsport shock absorbers with three different H&R spring rates for maximum performance.
The driver awaits a purpose-built RECARO safety-seat with ventilation, fixed position and BMW M4 GT4 badge.
COMPONENTS MADE FROM NATURAL FIBRES.
Interior and exterior are made from lightweight natural fibre by Bcomp. Striking detail: the engine bonnet with aero designed louvres.
FURTHER TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS.
- 10-step traction control
- Focus on ease of maintenance
- Front camber adjustable with shims
- Rear toe and camber adjustable with shims
- Double-flow brake air cooling
When developing the new BMW M4 GT4, BMW M Motorsport had the backing of support from strong partners. Bcomp, H&R, PUMA, RAVENOL and RECARO shared valuable expertise in their areas, and in doing so made an important contribution to the success of the project.
SUSTAINABLE LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION.
With the new BMW M4 GT4, BMW M Motorsport is taking their use of sustainable composite solutions to the next level: As a matter of fact, there is no other GT racing car in series production matching the amount of natural fibre composite parts. Aside from the roof, there are almost no carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components that were not replaced by the renewable high-performance flax materials by BMW M Motorsport partner Bcomp.
In order to provide customers with the highest quality product possible, each BMW M4 GT4 is hand built inside the walls of BMW M GmbH in Garching. The chassis, including a DMSB-certified and FIA-approved safety cage, comes from the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing, where the production car is also built. The new BMW M4 GT4 completed its first functional test in October 2021, before heading to Almeria for the first test drives in December 2021.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEUE BMW M4 GT4.
Milestones in the development of the new GT4 model.
Development of the GT4 car, based on the new BMW M4 production model (fuel consumption combined: 9.8 l/100 km acc. WLTP; CO2 emissions combined: 224 – 223 g/km acc. WLTP), started back in September 2020 with the initial computer simulations. The new BMW M4 GT4 was developed from the start of 2021. Work on building the first test car started in the summer.
THE FIRST GENERATION OF BMW M4 GT4.
A born champion.
BMW M Motorsport engineers created a genuine masterpiece with the first generation of the BMW M4 GT4. In 2018, in its first year in the hands of private BMW M Motorsport teams, the BMW M4 GT4 had an impressive debut season. By the end of the year it had a total of 33 class victories and almost 100 podiums to its name, as well as the title in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship. At the end of the season, the car was crowned ‘Race Car of the Year’ at the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards, in recognition of its impressive successes. It then went on to justify that award over the following years, winning titles in the GT4 European Series in 2019 and in GT4 France in 2020. The BMW M4 GT4 received an evo package for the 2021 season. The upgrade, which incorporated BMW M Motorsport know-how and customer feedback, made the BMW M4 GT4 even more competitive. As well as title wins in the DTM Trophy, GT4 Germany, British GT and the 24h SERIES, the BMW M4 GT4 also won the GT4 class at the Indianapolis 8 Hour.
Impressions of a title guarantee.
Successful on all continents.
The models illustrated include optional equipment.
Due to regular software updates, screen designs in the communication may differ from the actual screen design in your car.
Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see https://www.bmw.com/wltp.
For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.
All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.