The car and its modified 4.4-litre V8 M turbocharged engine with a dry sump lubrication that generates over 500bhp for its less than 1,300kg heft, left the garage for the first time at 2pm (9pm- KUL) with Jörg Müller at the wheel.
Other features include aerodynamics optimised in BMW’s wind tunnel, a transaxle drive concept, a six-speed sequential racing transmission, and equipped with motorsports electronics and a FIA-approves safety cell.
Emphasis was placed particularly on efficiency, ease of maintenance and reliability by the engineers that would be crucial for a 24-hour endurance race.
“The engine really impressed me. It is powerful and has good torque, which is important for a car like this. I am confident that BMW Motorsport will provide its customers with a fantastic racing car, in the BMW M6 GT3,” said Müller.