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BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

Feb 19 2013, 1:00pm CST | by

New car replaces the M3 GT

For a number of years BMW has used its M3 GT as its car for the American Le Mans Series of endurance races. The automaker recently announced that it would be retiring that M3 GT from ALMS...

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BMW Shows off New Z4 GTE Racecar

Feb 19 2013, 1:00pm CST | by

New car replaces the M3 GT

For a number of years BMW has used its M3 GT as its car for the American Le Mans Series of endurance races. The automaker recently announced that it would be retiring that M3 GT from ALMS competition in favor of the new and smaller BMW Z4 GTE. BMW is withholding a lot of the performance specifications for this racecar, which is to be expected in a series where competitive advantages are protected at all costs.

BMW plans to field this car in races during 2013. Work on the car began in July 2012 with engineers in Munich working on the development of the GTE version of the BMW Z4 GT3 car. The GTE version of the vehicle was modified in all dimensions to comply with ACO regulations.

The GTE car also lacks the ABS and DSC that are allowed in the GT3 class. BMW says that its factory race teams were involved in the development of the vehicle through the whole process. Fans of BMW racecars will be able to see the car in action during the 2013 racing season at Sebring and Road Atlanta.

 
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DTM champion Wittmann gets Toro Rosso test

Oct 20 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

DTM champion Marco Wittmann will test a Toro Rosso as part of his prize from BMW for winning this year's title ...
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BMW 1-Series DTM Sport Edition officially revealed

Oct 20 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Following a report from last week, BMW has unveiled the 1-Series DTM Sport Edi ...
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Götz and Buhk surprise the favourites in Zolder

Oct 20 2014 3:46am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Götz and Buhk surprise the favourites in Zolder Blancpain Sprint Series - Round 6 - Zolder - Main Race Mon 20.10.14, 10:10AM The Belgian Track of Zolder saw HTP Motorsport-drivers Maximilian Götz and Maximilian Buhk take their third Main Race win of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series when they bea ...
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DTM champion Wittmann earns Toro Rosso test

Oct 20 2014 3:36am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Marco Wittmann will enjoy his first taste of Formula One machinery after earning a test with Toro Rosso as a reward for clinching this year's DTM title with BMW. The 24-year-old German's test was announced by BMW mo ...
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LeBron James to rep Kia K900

Oct 17 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Marketing/Advertising, Kia, Celebrities, Luxury "I was a Kia K900 driver and fan before we decided to become partners, so I'm really excited to be Kia's first-ever luxury ambassador." - LeBron James LeBron James is taking his talents to Kia. The 10-time NBA all-star has signed on with the Korean automaker as a spokesman for Kia's first luxury sedan, the 2015 K900. While the move isn't ...
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BMW X Models mark 15th birthday with a promise of more to come

Oct 16 2014 7:21pm CDT | Source: KBB

They say time flies when you're having fun - or bei ...
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BMW M2 To Debut At 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Report

Oct 14 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The BMW M2 has been rumored for as long as the 2-Series itself has been known about, but it looks like it may soon transition from the land of supposition and rumor to reality. According to a new report from AutoExpress, the BMW M2 is likely to arrive at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. That’s a touch earlier than thought, but if ...
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What you missed on 10.14.14

Oct 14 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Truck, Hatchback, Ford, Toys/Games First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Cagey car-spotters may be able to pick out the 2015 model of Ford's Focus at a glance, but the most fascinating update for the new compact lies not in the hexagonal grille, but behind it. Ford is ready to offer its mighty mite, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the Focus for the first time. We drive the thing and can report that it's not only an acceptable engine, despite its miniscule d ...
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Land Rover mulling Evoque diesel for US

Oct 14 2014 5:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: SUV, Crossover, Land Rover, Diesel, Luxury Jaguar Land Rover offers nearly all its models (save for the F-Type and outgoing XK) with diesel engines... it just doesn't offer any of them in the United States. But that's about to change, and that change is tipped to start with the Range Rover Evoque. Speaking with JLR North America marketing veep Kim McCullough at the Paris Motor Show, AutoGuide reports that the British automaker is seriously ...
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Acura TLX's early sales results look promising

Oct 14 2014 5:13pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Acura, Earnings/Financials, Luxury Acura made a bold move earlier this year when it decided to axe two fairly popular models in the TL and TSX and replaced them with a single sedan: the TLX. After all, how often have you seen modern automakers consolidating vehicles in the lineup? But early indications have shown that the gamble might have paid off, at least so far, ...
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