BMW has announced plans to develop a new M6 GTLM race car.

BMW has announced plans to develop a new M6 GTLM race car.

Designed to compete in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the car will be based on the M6 GT3 and feature a "lightly modified version" of the 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that powers the M6 Coupe.

The company was coy on specifics but BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt stated "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.”

The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season kicks off on January 30th so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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