First customer race car teaser
Alongside the upcoming BMW M4 GT3 G82 racing car, the BMW Motorsport division is also working on a new generation of customer racing cars. The BMW M4 GT4 G82 will replace the current and highly successful F82 M4 GT4, and will be introduced sometime in 2022. And as always, the marketing folks in Munich have a teaser for us. The rendering by the BMW M Design team shows a rear three-quarter view of the sporty M4 GT4.
Of course, the first thing that stands out are the wide wheel arches, as well as a strong shoulder line and, of course, the massive and indispensable racing wing. The side view also reveals a small part of the front splitter as well as additional aero flaps on the side. Since the BMW M4 GT4 race cars aim to stay as close in design as possible to the road-legal versions, we don’t expect any major design changes.
In terms of engine power, the BMW M4 GT4 will be somewhat less powerful than the series. The standard BMW M4 Competition delivers 510bhp, but often the GT4 version is detuned in order to comply with the various regulations and classes of the various world championships. In the case of the F82 M4 GT4 predecessor, the limiting factor was never the performance of the engine under the hood, but always the regulations. It now remains to be seen if the new S58 engine will exceed the 500 horsepower mark on the circuit.
There’s no pricing information for the new BMW M4 GT4 G82, but the previous generation started at around 170,000 euros in Europe or $210,000 in the US. Compared to the full-fledged BMW M4 GT3 race machine (415,000 euros), the customer race car will be a bargain in comparison. In addition to the two M4 variants, BMW Motorsport is currently developing an LMDh race car for a return to Daytona and Le Mans. In the meantime, you can read our own track review of the BMW M4 GT4 (F82).