|BMW Z4 GT3 '11|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 6|
Gran Turismo Sport
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||FIA GT3-spec BMW P65B44|
|Max Power||508 BHP|
|Performance Points||592 PP|
|Weight||1,190 kilograms (2,600 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.34 kg (5.2 lb) per horsepower|
"Attained 2nd overall in the Nürburgring and Spa Francorchamps 24-hour races. The role model of race cars that has fought and survived the toughest battles."
From the very first E85/E86 model BMW Z4s, FIA-GT regulation racing machines developed by BMW motorsports were made available, and private racers all over the world have participated in GT races with these cars.
The 2nd generation, E89-based GT3 machines started racing in 2010. The production Z4 which debuted in 2009 were no longer available in either a roadster or a coupé, and only sold in a cabriolet. Correspondingly for the GT3 machine the roof was fixed in place while omitting the opening and closing mechanism. It was given a large front spoiler and rear wing, and widened front and rear fenders. The bonnet, roof, front and rear fenders and the wing were made of CFRP, which succeeded in making the car 300 kg lighter at 1,200 kg.
The engine was changed from a straight-6 to the 4 L V8 of the E92 M3, and with a tuned ECU it produced 473 BHP. It was then combined with a 6-speed sequential transmission, given a competition ABS, and the front axle was newly designed. Even within the existing design, the car underwent a fairly aggressive development process.
In the 2011 model there was another major revolution. The fenders were widened further, and the overall body was given more details for improving aerodynamics. At the same time the engine displacement was increased to 4.4 L, and the car produced 507 BHP. The 6-speed sequential transmission has also been updated to a paddle shifter.
This 2011 model Z4 GT3 won 2 races in the FIA-GT3 championships of the same year, and in the two 24-hour races of Nürburgring and Spa, placed 2nd overall in both races. It showed superb performance in races with high levels of competition.
This car can be purchased for 350,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.
This car can be purchased in the BMW section of Brand Central for 450,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by signing a Manufacturer's Series contract with BMW, which is valid for one Manufacturer's Series season and allows the car to be used in Manufacturer's Series races.
- In GT6, a special Seasonal Event for the car was held in February 2014 for Asian players; participation in the event gives BMW M4 Coupé Frozen Black Metallic, with seven players winning a trip to a Super GT race at Fuji Speedway in May 2014, to decide a grand champion in a live time-trial event; the winner of the live time trial would win a trip the BMW M Power Experience 2014 event in Istanbul, Turkey.
- In GT6, there is an entry for BMW GSR Hatsune Miku BMW '12 (with internal name of gsr_hatsunemiku_bmw_12) in the game's database, which is based on this car, but the car was cut from the game before release, presumably due to licensing issues pertaining to the Hatsune Miku character likeness.
- ↑ Incorrectly singularized as "was" in Gran Turismo 6