Speed racers: sit up, and strap in as BMW M Gmbh crosses the finish line once again. In August, the BMW M gave us a peep show of their new BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 GT3 duo with a prototype reveal during the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria. Camouflage distorted each body’s curves, careful not to show too much skin. You could tell significant differences between the road-style coupe’s and motorsport GT’s bodies even through the facade. Needless to say, it left us wanting more.
The two share the same heart, born and bred side by side: a new straight six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo with a high revving concept powers these two racehorses. The transfer of technology from a motorsport vehicle to a road-ready series shows the worth of the BMW M GmbH motor group.
BMW M4 GT3
Austrian Phillip Eng, professional racer and BMW works driver, made the prototype victory lap in the M4 GT3, expressing he’s anxious to establish the M4 GT3 has what it takes to keep the BMW M momentum alive. The BMW M4 GT3 will replace its predecessor, the M6 GT3, as BMWs best foot forward on the track. And that is saying something — the M6 GT3 has a handful of victories under its hood; we’re excited to watch the M4 GT3 make its debut in 2021 and race full force in 2022.
Technical data is not yet released, but aesthetically, you can see differences from the M6 GT3. The M4 sports dual exhaust tips beneath the taillights, hooded and elongated headlights, plus a frameless grill to match its M4 Coupe twin.
BMW M4 Coupe
The M4 Coupe made its world premiere in September, and the modern muscle car did not disappoint. The beauty has the potential to the fastest street car to date with 503 max horsepower and a max 479 pound per foot of torque, galloping from zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds.
A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, but the M4 Coupe is available with an automatic 8-speed M Steptronic transmission for the need-for-speed individuals. Control yourself in the driver’s seat with the Adaptive M Suspension and M Sport Differential, handling weaving traffic with ease.
Powerful Innovation and Creativity
The M4 Coupe and M4 GT3 represent the soul of BMW M; their fleet continues to grow and surpass the expectation set by previous generations of BMW M-series models. Bridging the gap between streets and racetrack, most wouldn’t believe that the sexy M4 Coupe harness the same power as the M4 GT3 waiting at the traffic light next to them. The M4, slated for a March 2021 release, beckons a respectable $72,795 price tag.
As for the currently unpriced M4 GT3, like us, you’ll be anxiously waiting for it to cross the starting grid in 2022.