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Future BMW M6 GT3 Racer Will Cost €379,000, Maintenance Will Be 30% Cheaper

BMW sure knows how to market things. They first told us that they will be replacing their long-standing Z4 GT3 racer last year and along the way they have done everything in their power to let slip as little info as possible. At the same time, they made sure to keep our interest alive with small breadcrumbs thrown along the way.
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At the last race at the Spa-Francorchamps for the Z4 GT3 BMW had the courtesy of showing a prototype of the M6 GT3 behind the scenes and our photographers were there to capture the moment. The camouflaged car looked stunning and we couldn’t wait to learn more about it.

Well, as faith would have it, that moment came last week when the Germans issued a press release with a couple of interesting bits of information in it. As we said, they love to tease us this way.

That’s how we learned that the M6 GT3 will be shown in the traditional Motorsport colors and its livery for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15. That’s also the date when you’ll be able to buy one if you’re interested, for the starting price of 379,000 Euros.

“Confirmation of the price of the BMW M6 GT3, and the announcement of the official sales launch on 15th September are further important steps on the road to the first race outing next year,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

American customers will have to wait a little longer to learn how much they will have to pay for this racer. And we’re pretty sure Bobby Rahal will be interested in it.

That’s because compared to the Z4 there are a couple of differences. First of all, the power will be coming from a 4.4-liter V8 derived from the one used by the standard M6 these days. It will be making up to 585 HP depending on class restrictions.

Second of all, even with all the protection stuff in place (and we are indeed referring to the roll cage too here), the M6 GT3 racer will tip the scale at under 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs).

“We remain completely on schedule with the development of our new figurehead on the GT racing scene. The basic work of the past few months is now followed by a period of fine-tuning. After all, our approach is to provide our customers with a competitive car from the word go. Presenting the BMW M6 GT3 in a racing design for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt will be a special moment,” said Marquardt.

The best news is that the M6 is apparently a lot cheaper to maintain as the running costs are estimated to be 30 percent lower than for the Z4. Now let’s see what this beast is capable of on the track as well.

 
 
 
 
 

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