BMW Will Race In The M6

BMW has been using the Z4 Roadster in their GT3 programs since 2010. While it may have been a success overall, it is now time to modernize their race cars.

In racing, lightness is your ally: the lighter your car is, the more nimble it will be. This is why their next ride of choice will be the… BMW M6?

This doesn’t seem like a very logical choice, but it does have its merits: First of all, the GT3 Class has been accepting larger and larger vehicles in the last few years, like the Bentley Continental GT3-R (which has enjoyed tremendous success so far). With the advances in weight reduction, using a larger chassis is possible, and it enables the manufacturer to use a bigger engine: for the M6 GT3, BMW will fit a race-spec twin-turbo 4.4L V8 under the hood. This is a major step-up from the outgoing Z4, which only had a normally aspirated V8.

The new M6 GT3 should hit the tarmac sometime before the end of 2015, and it will contend with Corvette C7.Rs, Porsche 911 RSRs and even privately-owned BMW Z4 GT3s for the 2016 championship.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Test Drives2015 BMW i3: Electric Wonder
BMW invited journalists to attend the i3 press drive event in Los Angeles one day prior to the opening of the L.A. Auto Show. I was excited to learn I’d be able to participate, never having driven an electric vehicle. The i3 - and quite frankly the entire i series …
NewsBMW needs to sell even more i
BMW's CEO, Norbert Reithofer, announced that they will need to build even more electric-drive cars to meet the new, even stricter antipollution laws. In a press conference, Reithofer said he was extremely satisfied with the global reception of the i3. Even better, the order book for the American market will …
ElectricRecharge your BMW i3/i8 Using the Gift of Sol
The new BMW i8 (and its more affordable sister, the i3) is a marvel of engineering. Using a combination of electric and gasoline engines, it develops a total of 362HP, can zip from 0 to 100 in 3.8 seconds and run all the way to a 250 km/h top speed.
NewsBMW Unveils 2015 M6 Lineup
When it was launched, BMW’s 6-Series was designed to offer a luxury coupe for buyers who wanted a stylish car to cover great distances quickly. Since it is based on the 5-Series platform, the 6-Series is available with the same drivetrains and equipment as the sedan. For 2015, the M6 …
NewsBMW Will Unveil A 3.0 CSL Homage
BMW has announced that at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, one of the most prestigious automotive events on the 2015 calendar, they will present a homage to one of their most mythical coupes: the 1972 3.0 CSL. Based on the E9 chassis, this car was built as a homologation-special …
NewsBMW Unveils 3.0 CSL Hommage
BMW recently announced that they would present a unique homage at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The car was set to pay tribute to one of the brand’s most memorable vehicles, the BMW 3.0 CSL of the ’70s. Here is the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage: from the get-go, it’s easy …
NewsTwo New BMW Art Cars Are On The Way
BMW’s Art Cars have been part of the automotive world’s lore since 1975. No less than 17 unique cars were covered in unique designs by some well-known artists: from Andy Warhol to Jeff Koon, each of them were responsible for a design. The tradition started when artist Alexander Calder was …
Comments