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BMW M6 GT3/GTLM.

The figurehead in GT racing.

BMW M6 GT3/GTLM.

The figurehead in GT racing.

BMW M6 GT3/GTLM. The figurehead in GT racing.

The BMW M6 GT3 has been the top model in the BMW Motorsport customer racing line-up since 2016. The car is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The power train has dry sump lubrication and generates up to 585 hp – with the whole car weighing less than 1,300 kilograms. The car won the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours in its very first season.

THE BMW M6 GT3 IN DETAIL.

Cockpit.

In designing the interior of the BMW M6 GT3, top priority was given to safety, ergonomics, ensuring controls are easily visible and accessible, and intuitive operation. The equipment includes: colour display with optional logger function, ECU, illuminated control panel, adjustable pedal box, rigidly attached BMW safety seat (ventilated, with adjustable height and length), removable, multi-functional steering wheel with pedal shift and status LEDs, adjustable steering column, Motorsport wiring harness, fire extinguishing system.

Chassis.

Exterior completely made of carbon fibre, aerodynamically optimised chassis to comply with 2016 GT3 regulations (splitter, diffusor, rear wing), Closed undercarriage, Makrolon® discs, • Easily accessible connections for lifting equipment, changing the engine oil, and checking the oil, Easily accessible brake liquid reservoirs and data export connections, LED headlights, air jack system, rapid fuelling system (mountable on right or left of car), carbon-fibre crash structure at front and CFRP crash element at rear for maximum safety.

Undercarriage.

Double wishbone axle at front and rear (adjustable height, camber, track, and roll centre), Öhlins shock absorbers (four-way adjustable), anti-roll bar on front and rear axle, adjustable from exterior, traction control, adjustable.

Engine.

The powerful heart of the BMW M6 GT3 is based on the 4.4-litre production engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology, as is used in the BMW M6 Coupé. The only modifications have been made to the oil supply and intercooling. Details: supply oil system based on dry sump, specifically developed by BMW Motorsport, air/air intercooling, engine management by Cosworth, software specially developed by BMW Motorsport.

Gearbox.

Ricardo transaxle unit, adjustable differential (preload), generator, air-conditioning compressor, clutch on gearbox, Zytek actuator, hydraulic, four-disc sintered clutch.

Brakes and wheels.

Brakes: AP Racing brake system, 6-piston, fixed calliper at front, 4-piston, fixed calliper at rear, BOSCH Motorsport ABS system, adjustable. Wheels: BBS rims, 13“ x 18“ on front and rear axle, black.

TECHNICAL DATA.

Length
4,944 mm
Width
2,046 mm
Wheelbase
2,901 mm
Weight
less than 1,300 kg (without driver)
Engine
slightly modified S63 production engine with M TwinPower turbo technology
Type
V8
Capacity
4,395 cc
Output
up to 585 hp (depending on classification)

If you are interested in this product, please contact:

E-Mail: M6GT3@bmw-motorsport.com

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WHERE TO SEE THE BMW M6 GT3.

Europe.

The BMW M6 GT3 can be seen in all the top European racing series for GT cars. The highlights are the 24-hour classics at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. In Germany, the car is in action in the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring and in the ADAC GT Masters. Within Europe, it also competes in the Blancpain GT Series, Italian GT Championship, International GT Open and Eset V4 Cup.

Worldwide.

Outside Europe, the BMW M6 GT3 takes to the track in Asia, North America and Australia. Highlights are the FIA GT World Cup in Macau and the 12 Hours of Bathurst. The car can also be seen in the Japanese Super GT Championship, Asian Le Mans Series and the Blancpain GT Series Asia in Asia, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in North America and the Australian GT Championship in Australia.

THE BMW M6 GTLM IN THE IWSC.

BMW Motorsport in North America.

Unlike the BMW M6 GT3, the BMW M6 GTLM run by BMW Team RLL must not have ABS. At 1,250 kg when empty, the BMW M6 GTLM is also about 50 kilograms lighter and has a slightly longer wheelbase.

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THE BMW M6 COUPÉ.

The production version of the BMW M6 Coupé provided BMW Motorsport with the perfect base for developing a GT racing car.

DAS BMW M6 COUPÈ.

GT Highlights.

260 km/h through the urban canyons. Through Fuchsröhre and Brünnchen. Flat-out through “Eau Rouge”: the BMW M6 GT3 faces certain challenges that provide that extra boosts of adrenalin. These include the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa, as well as the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

Customer Racing.

They are ambassadors for the BMW brand – a key part of the BMW family: private drivers and teams, who do battle for points and victories in BMW cars. One particular highlight for BMW Motorsport customers is the BMW Sports Trophy competition, which is in its 56th year in 2017.

Junior Programme.

This year, BMW Motorsport will have been promoting talented young drivers for the 40 years. Building on this long tradition, a new, multi-level junior concept was launched in 2014. This has been expanded consistently since: the BMW Motorsport Junior programme.

IWSC.

All you need to know about the BMW M6 GTLM and BMW M6 GT3 in North America.