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Nürburgring (DE), 19th May 2013. The first few hours of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE) have been a turbulent affair. BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS has made a good start to the endurance classic. As night fell over the Nordschleife, the team had established itself in the leading group with both BMW Z4 GT3s.
BMW Motorsport will take the Z4 GTE into its first street fight in Long Beach, California this weekend. The competition will be fierce but with two native Californians behind the wheel of Munich’s latest skunk works project anything is possible- we’d love at least the the third step on the podium.
With some five weeks to integrate the findings from Sebring, the Bobby Rahal-led team is confident the new cars are ready for Long Beach – a race the team has always finished with at least one car on the podium.
Final update: the Z4 GTE’s debut is officially over with both cars successfully finishing. However any success beyond that remained elusive with the cars coming in 4th and 7th after …
Official Release: The 2013 season of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is not the only thing kicking off at the 12 Hours of Sebring (US) this weekend. The race also marks the start of a new era in BMW Motorsport’s programme in North America: This is the first time BMW Team RLL will line up against opposition in the GT class with the newly developed BMW Z4 GTE.
Our vote is yes and this B-roll footage makes it hard to argue.
The Z4 GTE brings looks and sound to the racing party and we are excited to have it crossing over the Atlantic but until then check out the video.
While we’ve known for some time that BMW RLL would campaign an updated Z4 GT3 race car in the GTE category of ALMS this year, we hadn’t actually seen it until now.
BMW is embarking on a new chapter of its motorsport commitment in North America: after four successful years with the BMW M3 GT, the new BMW Z4 GTE will take over at the head of the manufacturer’s campaign in the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). On Tuesday, BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL presented the car and drivers for the new season at the “Daytona International Speedway” (US).
Subscribe | Download (14 MB MP3) While at NAIAS we caught up with Victor Lelue, BMW 3 Series and Z4 Product Manager for the US. We used this opportunity to …
Among a handful of debuts at NAIAS BMW also took the wraps off of the refreshed Z4. You can read about our analysis of the car here. But NIAIAS allowed us not just a look at the specs but also some time kicking the tires. Our opinion? The Z4 continues to be one of the most stunning drop-tops available on the market.
NAIAS 2013 represented a big show for BMW in several ways. Most importantly was the introduction of the 4 Series coupe concept. But production cars also had their time in the spotlight with the M6 Gran Coupe and Z4 LCI both debuting in Detroit. The US market also saw the debut of the 320i and the 3 Series Touring. And on top of that there was the press conference with a handful of new details around BMW’s future in the US and current production status. All told well worth the trip for us. And while we couldn’t take you with us, we have the next best thing with a full video recap of the show.
Next Monday marks the beginning of the 2013 auto show season with the famed North American International Auto Show. It’s not only the most important show in the US but easily one of the biggest in the world. As always BimmerFile will be on hand to cover the show and this year, the following debuts…
The Z4 has always been a favorite of our at BF. And yet it’s also been a bit of a disappointment. The look of the thing, inside and out, is …