BMW Z4 GT3 to represent BMW Motorsport at thr 24 Hours Nurburgring
The BMW Z4 GT3 will be in place of the BMW Motorsport colors at this year’s 24 Hours Nurburgring. Expectations will, of way, be very high for the fortieth anniversary of BMW Motorsport.
This time too, the Schubert BMW team will be taking their seats on the Nürburgring with the BMW Z4 GT3. Owing to their DTM stanchness, the Schnitzer BMW team will be unable to pilot the BMW M3 GT at this time’s 24 Hours. The Schubert team be inflicted with therefore set themselves the target of overall victory including the BMW Z4 GT3. And BMW Motorsport will be giving them all the help they need for this target. All of them veteran BMW Plant racers, BMW Driving Experience Chief Lecturer Claudia Hürtgen, Dirk Adorf, Uwe Alzen, Dirk Müller, Jörg Müller, Nico Bastian, and Dominik Schwager will be piloting the two BMW Z4 GT3 models in the BMW Motorsport colours.
The Schubert BMW band already won its first victory in 2012 at the continue VLN race on the Nürburgring – so the high expectations look to be justified.
For the 2012 season, also the Vita4One band headed by Michael Bartels have chose to pilot the BMW Z4 GT3 at both the FIA GT1 World Championship and the 24 Hours Nürburgring.
At this time some key figures on the BMW Z4 GT3 (Source: BMW Motorsport):
Having voted for its initial test drives after its authoritative presentation in early March 2010, the BMW Z4 GT3 is now enjoying fantastic popularity among BMW Motorsport customers.
The BMW Z4 GT3 will be old in championship races according to GT3 rules (e.g. the FIA GT3/GT1 European Finals, the International GT Open, and the ADAC GT Masters) and in 24 hour races.
Also the run BMW Z4 model knows how to impress: With its stretched out bonnet, large wheel cutouts, lingering wheelbase, and short overhangs, this sports car presents an particular look. The two seater provided a good footing for the BMW Motorsport engineers to derive a GT3 racing car accurate to series production.
The greatest difference linking the series and racing vehicle can be found surrounded by: Whereas the series BMW Z4 vehicle is powered by an inline six cylinder engine, the guide behind the racing version is now provided by eight cylinders including a total displacement of 4.4 litres. This potential core delivers over 500 hp. Outstanding to its excellent performance characteristics and good torque curves, the important engine that is also used in the unique BMW G3 GTS model is the perfect choice for racing.
As regards electronics, the confidential teams can look forward to innovative solutions starting BMW that have already become customary features in the BMW M3 GT: Engine control has been agreed to the modern ECU408, and the Power400 controller is reliable for all actuators. Engine power is transferred ended a sequential six speed gearbox featuring