BMW unveil their 2016 challenger – the M6 GT3 – in Frankfurt

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BMW have revealed their M6 GT3, the car that will replace its Z4 GT3 car in GT Racing from 2016, in an unveiling in Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

The racing version of the BMW M6 Coupe will be raced by a number of teams in 2016 across many GT championships across the globe, and is said to be an improvement on its predecessor, including in the driveability and economic areas, with the whole package costing a net price of 379,000 Euros.

The M TwinPower Turbo technology combined with the series-produced engine means the M6 GT3 will have higher output and increased torque compared to its predecessor, and the centrally-positioned driver’s seat and long wheelbase offers an unique driving experience on the racing scene.

The BMW M6 GT3 has been designed with reliability and efficiency in mind, and will be fine tuned to master the demands of endurance racing. Its longer wheelbase also offers improved handling characteristics compared to the Z4 GT3, while BMW Motorsport support engineers will offer trackside assistance and parts to all customer teams.

The car was initially shown ahead of the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany in May to BMW Motorsport customers, while North American customer teams were able to see the car in all its glory in the United SportsCar Championship event at Watkins Glen in June.

The BMW M6 GT3 was then unveiled to teams, drivers and fans at the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race in Belgium, which rates as the most important GT race on the motorsport calendar.

And in Frankfurt, the extensively tested M6 GT3 has been unveiled with BMW Motorsport racing livery for the first time, ahead of its planned racing debut in 2016.