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 by Richard Owen
engine Cast Iron Inline-6 w/Aluminum Heads
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VANOS VVT
fuel feed Inlet-Pipe Injection
displacement 3246 cc / 198.1 in³
bore 87 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 91 mm / 3.58 in
compression 12.5:1
power 294.6 kw / 395 bhp @ 8200 rpm
specific output 121.69 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 329.17 bhp per tonne
torque 400 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline 8400
driven wheels RWD w/TC
front tires Michelin 27/65-18
rear tires Michelin 28/71-18
front brakes Discs w/6-Pot Calipers w/ABS
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Discs w/4-Pot Calipers w/ABS
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 1200 kg / 2646 lbs
wheelbase 2493 mm / 98.1 in
front track 1504 mm / 59.2 in
rear track 1504 mm / 59.2 in
length 4415 mm / 173.8 in
width 1880 mm / 74.0 in
transmission Sequential 6-Speed
gear ratios :1