BMW has unveiled a unique variant of its highly acclaimed M3 Coupe which has been specially prepared to take on the gruelling 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
The BMW M3 GT4 is the latest addition to the Customer Racing product range offered by the BMW Motorsport Distribution division and will return to the most iconic circuit in the world – the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring – for only the second time.
It will be piloted by BMW works drivers Jörg Müller (DE) and Andy Priaulx (GB) and motoring journalists Marcus Schurig (DE) and Jochen Übler (DE), editors of “sport auto” magazine in Germany.
BMW Motorsport Director, Mario Theissen, says: “Although we will not be represented by a works team at this year’s 24-hour race, our Customer Racing programme ensures that our fans will still see plenty of BMW racing cars and BMW works drivers.”
“We will be particularly interested in how the new BMW M3 GT4 performs, which is fielded by Schubert Motorsport in cooperation with ‘sport auto’. Jörg Müller and Andy Priaulx are two former overall winners in the Eifel.”
Having made its debut on the legendary Nordschleife in front of many BMW fans at last weekend’s 56th ADAC Westfalenfahrt, Müller and Übler were victorious in the SP10 class and finished 30th overall following their four hour stint.