The 2023 BMW M4 GT4 is not scheduled to arrive for at least a year, but BMW engineers have already completed the first test on the prototype in Almeria, Spain. And, rest assured, this is one gem of a luxury sports car.
THE FIRST GENERATION
The first generation of the M4 GT4 made its debut five years ago and did well on the racing circuit. Very similar to the road car, it came with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six.
The current M4 GT4 is already pretty far along in terms of stages of development and will be ready for consumers on schedule if there are no unforeseen delays. Of course, the new GT4 aims to be better, faster, and stronger. To meet this goal, the M4 GT4 has had improvements in several areas, including performance, cost efficiency, durability, and maintenance. Much of the basic body and design has been adopted from previous models, but specific components related to the engine have been modified to make it an even better car on the road and the track.
The manufacturer is hoping that the BMW M4 GT4 will be another success story for the company. The entire motor world has been shaken up by the Covid-19 pandemic and production has been slowed or halted for many new cars.
ON THE RACETRACK
One area where the manufacturer is hoping that the M4 GT4 will continue to reign is the track. The BMW M4 GT4 has been specifically designed for power and performance, but the real test still awaits the car when it actually competes on the track.
The development of the BMW M4 GT4 started in early 2021 following computer simulations in September 2020. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) approved the safety cage. The chassis has been built at the German factory, but testing is currently taking place in Spain.
The complete drive train, including the electronics, transmission, and engine, have been copied from the production model. Another outstanding feature of the car is the multi-level traction control, which has been optimized to meet the demands of motorsports. Because a major challenge in sports cars is heating, the company has also developed a state-of-the-art cooling system. Components like the rear wind and CFC roofs have been carried over, and sustainable materials have started to replace plastic and carbon components.
Other areas where the M4 GT4 is being improved include seating ergonomics and drivability. The company still has another 12 months to optimize the luxury sports car before it can be used by racers. From what has been seen so far, however, the M4 GT4 is going to be a blast to drive.
While the M4 GT4 appears to be a great car, it will face stiff competition from the likes of the new Porsche 781 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. The price of the M4 GT4 has not been formally announced but expect it to be about $180K for the base model. Call Braman Motorcars today at 1-561-609-0130 to learn more. Sales representatives know all the latest available details about the 2023 BMW M4 GT4.