Prior to the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 opening its doors to the public on September 19, BMW has previewed its appearance at the show.
At Frankfurt 2015, the eagerly awaited BMW M6 GT3 will celebrate its world debut. It is pinned to make its racing debut next year and has previously been displayed at numerous races across Europe under heavy camouflage. It will replace the current Z4 GT3 which BMW currently fields in the popular racing category. It will be priced at 379,000 euros.
Beneath the skin, the BMW M6 GT3 will use a tweaked variant of the road car’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Specific power and torque figures haven’t been released, but the firm has confirmed it will pump out more than 500 hp. The modified engine will then be mated to a sequential transmission with six-speeds and driving the rear wheels. All told, the BMW M6 GT3 racer will tip the scales at less than 1300 kg.
Also at Frankfurt 2015, the latest-generation 7-Series will be put on display. Featuring a plethora of new innovations and technologies, the 7-Series is the German marque’s answer to the ever-popular Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Among its most important developments is its use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic throughout its construction.
Other BMW cars heading to Frankfurt are the new X1, the facelifted 3-Series and the 2-Series Active Tourer.