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BMW Confirms Initial M4 GT4 Customers, Deliveries Begin

BMW has confirmed the initial batch of customers for its M4 GT4 car, including a quartet of teams from North America, as the first deliveries have begun…

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BMW has confirmed the initial batch of customers for its M4 GT4 car, including a quartet of teams from North America, as the first deliveries have begun.

A launch event was held Wednesday at BMW Welt in Munich, which saw a number of longstanding BMW Motorsport customers receive their cars ahead of the 2018 seasons.

It comes after an extensive test and development program for the new GT4 contender, which has completed nearly 20,000 miles, including multiple 24 and 12-hour endurance races around the world in preparation for the full customer rollout.

“Today is a very special day for us. After intensive months of testing and development, the BMW M4 GT4 is now officially ready to race,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

“I’m particularly pleased that we were able to deliver the first models to our customer teams at such an early stage.

“This means that our customers are now able to test the BMW M4 GT4 thoroughly and familiarize themselves with the car. This has laid the foundations to successful customer racing outings.”

Longtime BMW entrants Turner Motorsport and BimmerWorld Racing have been confirmed as initial North American customers, alongside Samatha Tan Racing and Fast Track Racing.

Turner is expected to field M4 GT4s in both the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge, with BimmerWorld also a longtime Continental Tire Challenge competitor.

European outfits Securtal Sorg Rennsport, RN Vision STS, Gamsiz Motorsport and 3Y Technology, as well as BMW Team SRM, Team KATO Racing by Tony Longhurst and Kent Baigent from Australia/New Zealand and Taiwanese-based AAI Motorsports are also taking delivery of M4 GT4s.

The car is priced at $199,000 USD (169,000 Euros) as one of the more affordable GT4 options.

“We are pleased with the GT4 car in every respect so far,” Marquardt added. “The interest and demand from customer teams around the world has been incredibly high from the start. This acclaim makes us feel very positive.

“The production model BMW M4 Coupé provides the BMW M4 GT4 with a very strong basis, and we are extremely confident that the race car will become a guarantee of success for our customers.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Gene in Texas

    October 25, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Love it.. the more the merrier. One more manufacturer for the Mustang GT4 to leave in the dust 😉

    • Robkonkelzy Wozankzi

      October 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Haha. Like that happened a lot this year. The way IMSA has choked the Mustang down in power it’s not going to be doing much winning soon. You didn’t see it making any passes up the straights, a testament to the chassis that it was even a top 5 runner for the latter part of the year.

  2. Gene in Florida

    October 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Loving how all the manufacturers are getting involved in the GT4 category. I think it is a great entry to motorsports.

  3. Gene In Ohio

    October 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    So I guess this means Bimmerworld is moving up to GS, that’s interesting.

    • Cosmo DeLuca

      October 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      They announced this a few months ago. With the move to TCR, and no BMW eligible for TCR, this was the logical move. He can also run select PWC rounds.

    • mikek

      October 26, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Bimmerworld used to run in GS with a pair of e92M3s.

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