Just after the release of the BMW M6 GT3, the German company has announced that it is also developing an M6 GTLM to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year.
As BMW is still developing the M6 GTLM, it hasn’t released specifications about it just yet. With that being said, it has been confirmed that the M6 GTLM will be derived from the M6 GT3. As a result, it will be powered by a tweaked version of the twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine from the M6 GT3 and based around the engine of the M6 road car.
Discussing the car, BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt said “Using the basis of our new BMW M6 GT3 to develop a car for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was a logical step. The BMW M6 GTLM has all the essential ingredients to thrill fans in the USA and Canada. We are keen to continue our works commitment on the other side of the Atlantic at the highest level since the WeatherTech Championship is a fantastic stage with a high quality field and legendary venues. We feel right at home there.”
Chairman and chief executive of BMW of North America Ludwig Willisch expanded on this by saying “Success in motor racing helped us prove The Ultimate Driving Machine claim in North America forty years ago and continues to be a part of the BMW marketing strategy to this day. As the largest market for BMW M in the world we are eager to delight our fans with the BMW M6 GTLM in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.” By: GtSpirit