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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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The 2015 BMW M4 is without a doubt one of the performance cars of the moment. It offers great performance for the money with 425 horsepower for just $64,200, but is its performance good enough to take down the mighty Porsche 911 Carrera? The guys at EVO went to Anglesey Circu ...
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BMW shows how ridiculously fun roundabouts can be

Jul 30 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Behind The Scenes: Making Of The BMW Drift Mob Video

Jul 30 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Earlier, we showed you a fun videomercial that BMW put together to show off the all-new M235i. If you haven't seen it, the clip shows a gaggle of BMW coupes ripping around a South African roundabout in a serious display of car control. The stunt was well choreographed, and the drivers clear ...
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BMW Forms A Drift Mob And Rips Round South Africa: Video

Jul 30 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

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