2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe Motorsport Version


2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe Motorsport Version

2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe Motorsport Version

Munich/Geneva, 27th February 2006 – On the occasion of the Automobilsalon, Prof Dr Burkhard Göschel, BMW Group Board Member Purchasing and Development, introduced a new racing car for customer motor racing. The Motorsport Version of the BMW Z4 M Coupe, which has already made a big impression as a production model, is the first two-seater BMW Motorsport offers for customer teams. When it came to the development, BMW faced a huge challenge: The car had to have what is needed to race successfully on the world’s most demanding and spectacular racetrack, the Nürburgring’s famous Nordschleife. The new motorsport coupé can be used by private BMW customer teams in the German Endurance Championship and in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race.

The power unit of the beefy coupe is a BMW Motorsport designed 3.2-litre in-line 6-cylinder engine delivering about 400bhp, with the suspension area in particular benefiting from the knowledge gained from the successful BMW M3 GTR project.

With its varied component ranges, BMW Motorsport and BMW Racing Parts Distribution offer customer teams a new technology platform for use in many miscellaneous international racing and club sport series, with the Nordschleife enthusiasts not being the only interested party, as the brawny coupe also represents the perfect car for use in the Belgian Belcar series and other, non-European, endurance series.

The kit can be ordered from May 2006 at BMW Motorsport and will be available for an estimated 250 000 Euros (plus VAT).

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineCast Iron Inline-6 w/Aluminum Heads
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VANOS VVT
fuel feedInlet-Pipe Injection
displacement3246 cc / 198.1 in³
bore87 mm / 3.43 in
stroke91 mm / 3.58 in
compression12.5:1
power294.6 kw / 395 bhp @ 8200 rpm
specific output121.69 bhp per litre
bhp/weight329.17 bhp per tonne
torque400 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline8400
driven wheelsRWD w/TC
front tiresMichelin 27/65-18
rear tiresMichelin 28/71-18
front brakesDiscs w/6-Pot Calipers w/ABS
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDiscs w/4-Pot Calipers w/ABS
r brake sizemm / in
curb weight1200 kg / 2646 lbs
wheelbase2493 mm / 98.1 in
front track1504 mm / 59.2 in
rear track1504 mm / 59.2 in
length4415 mm / 173.8 in
width1880 mm / 74.0 in
transmissionSequential 6-Speed
gear ratios:1