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Reviews BMW M4 GT3 Before Race Premiere: So the test drives in Spain

11:55  27 march  2021
11:55  27 march  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Der neue BMW M4 GT3 im Testeinsatz in Almeria in Südspanien © BMW The new BMW M4 GT3 in the test insert in Almeria in Southern Spain

after the difficult test start drawn by rim problems and an overweight car comes with BMW at The development of the new M4 GT3 now always better in shot and collects strong kilometers.

, according to the Munich, completed since the test premiere on July 18, 2020 in Dingolfing with the Boliding, which is to be delivered to customers 2022 and replaced the M6 ​​GT3, over 12,000 kilometers and more than 60 hours of route time.

This is the "hot phase in front of the first racing inserts", "announces BMW. Because now you have to try the car for further tests in April and May for the first time under racing conditions.

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planned, among other things, inserts in the DTM - but for the time being outside the rating, as the car should be homologated by the FIA ​​only in September. These test racing inserts are performed by the previous DTM plant team RMG, which had taken the order as a development team for the M4 GT3 at the turn of Schnitzer.

But how did the first two test weeks of the new year ran? In mid-February, the prelude to Montblanco in Spain took place as DTM Champion Marco Wittmann gave its premiere in the M4 GT3. One month later one was again in Spain, but this time in Almeria. At the wheel sat the two German Martin Tomczyk and Jens Klingmann as well as Briton Nick Yelloly, after Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler, Sheldon van der Linde and Jesse Krohn had already tested the car.

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saying the drivers to the M4 GT3

"It has worked great with a few exceptions," Tomczyk accounted for only once on wet route from the car. His impression is "very positive". Also Klingmann admits that there is "still to be sorting things", "but the question marks are becoming less and less, the exclamation marks more".

The car is "very simple and constant to drive, which of course also has a positive effect on tire wear". In addition, you've made progress in the further development of many systems. And GT3 specialist Yelloly fell above all the differences to its predecessor M6.

"As someone who has dangerous many races in the BMW M6 GT3 in recent years, I immediately noticed what a big step forward the BMW M4 GT3," he says. The car was "on all tire factories we tried very well. That's very confident in view of future racing inserts."

BMW Places Improvement Compared to M6 GT3

What Was it in the test in Almeria? In addition to trials with different tire factories, one focused on continuous runs and racing simulations. In addition, tests focused on performance as well as on constancy, but also pit stop training and system checks on the program.

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According to BMW, the M4 GT3 proved to be significantly improved in terms of runtime costs and maintenance expenses as well as in the dry and in the rain compared to M6 GT3. In addition, one has simplified the use of the Boliding.

"For the first time it is possible to make the most electronic settings on the vehicle without having to connect it to a laptop. Short-term adjustments of control units or sensors are possible via the multifunction steering wheel and thus much faster and easier possible," says the pages of the Munich.

Why BMW-enormous effort operates

BMW goes the more elaborate with the new M4 compared to other manufacturers. Because while most brands have developed a GT3 car for years, the Munich bring a new vehicle type every time.

2010 was presented to the compact Z4 GT3, which was replaced in 2016 by pious M6 GT3. And 2022 you will send a completely new car to the race with the M4 GT3. It may not be surprising if it comes to major construction sites compared to other manufacturers.

The pressure is still great, because after the store Hüter M6, the successor is now to receive significantly more popularity. Accordingly important are the test races that one would like to use to stir the advertising drum for the M4 GT3 for potential customers.

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