Update: 24 Hours of the Nürburgring

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 Team RLL Gears up for Sebring with the New Z4 GTE

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.

The BMW Z4 GTE Debuts with the Newly Structured BMW Team RLL

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).

Hands-on With the Refreshed 2013 Z4

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.

BMW at NAIAS: Full Press Conference & Video Tour

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.