A while back BMW took the veils off its brand new BMW M4 GT4 and told us that private teams will get the chance to race it in various events. Today, the first batch of newly-developed GT4 models was delivered to those who signed up first to get one. The delivery in Europe was part of an exclusive customer event at BMW Welt in Munich, where the BMW M4 GT4 was the first race car to be handed over to new owners.
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The first customers in North America, Asia and Australia will also receive their cars in the following days. This sees the latest addition to the BMW Motorsport range of products delivered to customers earlier than planned, and ready to take to the track. “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. We are pleased with the GT4 car in every respect so far. The interest and demand from customer teams around the world has been incredibly high from the start. This acclaim makes us feel very positive,” he added.
It wasn’t just the entire expertise of BMW Motorsport that went into the development of the car; with Schubert Motorsport, Walkenhorst Motorsport and Sorg Rennsport, various long-standing, experienced BMW customer teams were involved in the construction of the vehicle in line with the specific requirements of privateers, in terms of easy maintenance and cost efficiency.
The BMW M4 GT4 was tested by numerous BMW works drivers, junior drivers and customer racing drivers with different specifications on a wide range of racetracks, to adapt all technical applications such as the stability systems, DSC and ABS to race requirements in as much detail as possible. In the US, teams like Turner Motorsport and BimmerWorld Racing will be taking delivery of the M4 GT4.