Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3

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Developed together with BMW M Motorsport, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 is the actual wheel made for the 2022 BMW M4 GT3 race car.

Buy now from Fanatec.com for EUR 1499,95

It doesn’t get more authentic than this. For the first time in sim racing history, a steering wheel has been developed for both a real race car and for sim racing. Your search for realism ends here.

What you buy on this page is 100% what Fanatec designed for BMW M Motorsport. They manufacture the steering wheel for every BMW M4 GT3, and you can own one too.

The M4 GT3 wheel is covered in features, some of which are not obvious at a glance, such as dual-action magnetic shifters, dual-analogue clutch paddles with adjustable travel, two extra rear-mounted buttons, and the D-pad hidden under the BMW logo.

An array of 12 front-facing buttons plus 2 more at the rear are perfectly placed for quick access. Dual-action (push/pull) magnetic shifters allow upshifting and downshifting on the same paddle, or they can function as four separate inputs. The grip-mounted rotary encoders have a strong, positive click, using Hall sensors for precision and reliability.

The RGB LEDs behind all 12 front-facing buttons plus backlit multi-position switches means you’ll always find the right input in the heat of competition. Programmable via CAN bus in the real car, and via FanaLab on your PC, the backlit buttons can even function as RevLEDs or tyre slip indicators.

Homologated for GT3 racing and optimised with feedback from BMW M Motorsport works drivers, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 is built for ultimate performance on track and in the sim.

Fanatec built a wheel that can withstand the harshest of racing conditions in the cockpit of a GT3 car, tested to the same extremes as the car itself. Thanks to its full carbon fibre construction it is incredibly strong and light.

The Podium Steering Wheel M4 GT3 First Edition is preinstalled with a gold anodised aluminium ‘QR1 Wheel-Side’ quick release. The ‘QR2 Wheel-Side’ is also included in the price, and will be shipped separately as soon as it is available.

Features

  • Official BMW M Motorsport product
  • Lightweight, multi-layer (8 layers) full carbon fibre body
    • Homologated for GT3 racing (meets FIA standards)
    • Forged carbon means every wheel has a unique surface finish
    • Anti-reflective coating reduces glare in cockpit
    • 1400 g (approx.) including quick release
    • 308 mm diameter
    • Durable rubber hand grips (Shore 60) moulded over carbon fibre structure
  • Dual-action (push/pull) magnetic shifters
    • Carbon fibre paddles
    • Push function allows upshifting and downshifting with one hand or can be assigned to a separate input
    • Adjustable paddle position
  • 14 buttons (12 front-facing, 2 rear-facing) with 700 g activation force
    • RGB LED-backlit front buttons (colour-adjustable and dimmable, interchangeable button inserts)
    • Can operate as RevLEDs
    • Customisable via FanaLab (PC only)
  • Two custom-designed, 12-step, grip-mounted encoders
    • Strong resistance means you feel every click, even when wearing gloves
    • Can be thumb-operated or finger-operated depending on your preferred grip
    • Contactless Hall sensors
  • BMW logo operates as a 4-way D-pad
    • Navigate menus or assign to other inputs (where supported)
    • Adjust Tuning Menu settings
  • 1" OLED display
    • Shows telemetry data such as speed or gear, when supported through the Fanatec SDK
    • Adjust force feedback and other hardware settings via Tuning Menu (in combination with Tuning Button and D-pad)
  • Three 12-way multi-position switches
    • Backlit in different colours
    • Multi-position modes and rotary encoder mode
  • Two analogue clutch paddles
    • Ultra-reliable dual-Hall sensors for each paddle
    • Adjustable travel
    • Advanced clutch bite-point mode, adjustable and savable in Tuning Menu
    • Clutch/handbrake mode
    • Brake/throttle mode
    • Mappable analogue axis mode
  • Exchangeable quick-release
    • Gold anodised QR1 Wheel-Side (preinstalled with First Edition)
    • QR2 Wheel-Side included in price (shipped separately as soon as it is available)
  • New-generation firmware, updatable via included cable
  • Compatible with Windows PC
  • Compatible with all PS4 and PS5 consoles when connected to a PlayStation-licensed wheel base
  • Communicates with 2022 BMW M4 GT3 via CAN bus
  • Designed and developed in Bavaria by Fanatec and BMW M Motorsport

Wheel Bases​

This product is only compatible with the following wheel bases:
  • CSL DD
  • Gran Turismo DD Pro
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base + - officially licensed for PS4™
  • CSL Elite Racing Wheel - officially licensed for PS4™
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD2
  • PODIUM Racing Wheel F1® PS4™
Accessories:
  • QR1 Wheel-Side
  • QR1-type update cable
  • QR2 Wheel-Side
  • QR2-type update cable

Platforms​

  • PC: this product is compatible with Windows PC.
  • Xbox: this product is not compatible with Xbox systems.
  • PlayStation: The functionality of this product on PS4 can be limited by the capabilities of the console (subject to firmware/OS changes and developer support). The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC; this is also game-dependent. PlayStation 5: Check our platform compatibility page for more details.

Latest questions

Hi,I ordered this wheel a day or 2 after the launch but it's not arriving until September. Just wondering if anyone has bought and received theirs yet? If so how is it?

Many thanks,
hey

The wheel is a actually pre-order, the availability date is september 29th.
Yeah I said mine is arriving in September. but there are some arriving in February this year if you were quick enough to get your order in in the first hour or 2.
"Mr. Roo I'm sorry but the BMW steering wheels are out of stock. You can pre-order today and I can probably get it to you by the start of the 2023 season. It will definitely be in all the cars by the 2nd or 3rd race. Do you think a Grand Tourismo wheel would work in the meantime?"
Sincerely
Thomas Jackermeier

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