World RX Racing final at Killarney

In just a month's time the World RX of South Africa heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town.


Lewis Hamilton says he would like to know the current physical condition of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Racy BMW blasts in

2006-03-27 07:34

Racing genes for Z4 coupe

According to BMW it was a huge challenge to develop this Z4 as it had to have what is needed to race successfully on the world's most demanding and spectacular racetrack, the Nürburgring's famous Nordschleife.

The new motorsport coupé can be used by private BMW customer teams in the German Endurance Championship and in the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race.

The power unit of the beefy coupe is a BMW Motorsport designed 3.2-litre in-line 6-cylinder engine delivering about 295 kW, with the suspension area in particular benefiting from the knowledge gained from the successful BMW M3 GTR project.

Technical Data BMW Z4 M Coupé Motorsport Version:

  • Length: 4415 mm
  • Width: 1880 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2493 mm
  • Front & Rear Overhang: 865 mm/774mm
  • Rear Wing Width: 1504 mm
  • Front & Rear Ground Clearance: 80 mm/90 mm
  • Front & Rear Tyres: Michelin 27/65-18, 28/71-18
  • Front Brake: Grey cast iron disc dia. 380 mm / 6 pot fixed calliper
  • Rear Brake: Grey cast iron disc dia. 320 mm / 4 pot fixed calliper
  • Drive Line: sequential 6-speed gearbox, sintered clutch
  • Engine Layout: six cylinder in line
  • Cylinder Capacity: 3246 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 87 x 91 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12,5:1
  • Power: approx. 295 kW at 8 200 r/min
  • Torque: approx. 400 Nm at approx. 5750 rr/min
  • Max. Revolutions per minute: 8400 rpm


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