• Jul 7th 2009 at 9:57AM
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Although BMW's M division may have arguably veered off course with the recent introduction of the X5M and X6M, well-to-do M-ophiles may have something to look forward to in the form of a M3 GT4 available to consumers.

Campaigned at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring this past May, the GT4 variant of BMW's V8-powered M3 is fitted with all the race-ready kit you'd expect in something developed to tackle the Green Hell, including an Ohlins suspension setup, aerodynamic enhancements, a full roll cage, airjack system, race buckets and a modified engine and transmission. "It would be specifically for motorsport drivers," BMW's M division head, Dr. Kay Segler told Autoblog. Translation: Don't expect to see this car on the street – it's a trackday toy or competition-only machine.

Although the trigger hasn't been pulled, Segler said it's being actively considered. If we had to bet, we'd expect the GT4 to be available to gentlemen racers sometime in 2010.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Since they drive BMWs wouldn't they be douche / prick racers?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't get BMW. The 1 Series should be the car that they race prepping. This thing is a barn. Which is why they had to go to a V8. The heavy 8 negates their handling advantage. I'm willing to bet the 1 series with a race prepped M series inline six would run circles around this boat.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Having been around the salzburg ring in this car I can tell you you're comments are rubbish, given the fact the v8 engine is in excess of 15 kg lighter than the e46 alone this car can lap the north slope of the nurburgring ring faster than a gallardo..... Point proved
      • 6 Years Ago
      can i drive it on the street? please, i'll be careful i promise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is proper.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn... that's a cool track toy. I bet it's a blast to drive!
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