BMW switches to Z4 for 2013 American Le Mans Series

BMW will no longer be using the BMW M3 GT in ALMS next year. Instead, BMW Motorsport and BMW of North America will turn to the new GTE version of the BMW Z4 GT3.

“This change in model shows that we are focusing fully on the BMW Z4 as an all-encompassing GT car," said Marquardt.

“The BMW Z4 GT3 has been very successful on the GT3 scene in recent years, and has proven its ability to win races. I am confident this car will also play a major role as a GTE car in the ALMS."

The BMW M3 GT has been in action in the ALMS since 2009. It was with this car that BMW and BMW Team RLL won the team and manufacturer titles in the GT class in 2010, and then completed the hat-trick – driver, team and manufacturer titles – in 2011. In total, the car won seven races in four seasons.

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