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BMW M6 GT3 Continues Test Program

Multiple BMW factory drivers test new BMW M6 GT3 at Monteblanco…

Photo: BMW

Photo: BMW

BMW’s brand-new GT3 contender has continued its test program, as the German manufacturer racks up significant mileage with its M6 GT3 ahead of a possible race debut later this year.

Factory drivers Lucas Luhr and Maxime Martin were on hand for the multi-day test at Monteblanco last week, with Luhr being joined by Dominik Baumann, Jens Klingmann and Joerg Mueller for further testing today at Portimao.

The car, powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant, broke cover for the first time last month. It is the successor to the popular BMW Z4 GT3, which has been in action since 2010.

While no official details have been released on the M6 GT3’s race debut, it is likely to come sometime this year, in order to prepare for deliveries to customers in 2016.

A GTE variant of the car is also believed to be under development, to replace the current Z4 GTE fielded by BMW Team RLL in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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

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