BMW M4 GT3 debuts with a hybrid steering wheel


Once you’re done racing the real thing, take the same steering wheel and continue in a simulator.

The second-gen BMW M4 has got a GT3 sibling that is all set to make its racing debut on 26th June at round four of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). Prices in Germany start at €415,000 (net), which is €4,000 less than its predecessor, the M6 GT3. Prices in America start at $530,000 (excluding shipping); the Competition Package costs an additional $55,000.

Speaking of which, the Package includes additional headlights, backlit door numbers, TPMS with 8 sensors, spring and brake pedal travel measurement systems, BOSCH CAS-M rear-view camera radar system, an additional set of rims, and one day of training on the M4 GT3 simulator.

Speaking of the simulator, the M4 GT3 features a hybrid steering wheel — developed in association with sim racing hardware producer Fanatec. Claimed to be the world’s first, the steering wheel works in both a real car and a simulator. In fact, a documentary film on the development of this steering is being released on Amazon Prime. Made of carbon, it features illuminated buttons and magnetic dual-action shift paddles — also made of carbon.

As for the dimensions, the M4 GT3 is slightly longer than the M6 GT3. It measures 5,020 mm long (+45 mm), 2,040 mm wide (-6 mm) and 1,308 mm tall (variable). The wheelbase has grown by 16 mm to 2,917 mm.

A P58 3.0L straight-six turbocharged engine (a racing version of the road one) powers the M4 GT3, developing up to 590 hp, which is 10 hp more compared to the 4.4L V8’s output in the M6 GT3. The engine is paired with a 6-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox.

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