This is not a replica.
This is the real deal.
Nothing is more authentic than this. For the first time in sim racing history, a steering wheel has been developed simultaneously for both real and virtual racing.
Engineered by FANATEC® in collaboration with BMW Motorsport, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 sets a new bar for simulation realism.
The fusion of sim racing and motorsport
continues at a relentless pace.
But seriously, how real is it?
100%. This is the actual steering wheel created for the 2022 BMW M4 GT3 race car. The units used for GT3 racing come off the same production line as the units available for purchase.
They are identical in every way. The wheel was specified to BMW Motorsport’s requirements and developed by Fanatec from the very beginning of the project.
How is this even possible?
To meet the demands of a real race car connection, the Fanatec electronics are now compatible with CAN bus, the industry standard for automotive communication.
We also developed a new quick release system and even made the wheel water resistant and shockproof.
Homologated for GT3 racing, the Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 is built for ultimate performance, with a full carbon fibre construction, optimised with feedback from BMW Motorsport pro drivers.
It features RGB LED-backlit front buttons, backlit 12-position rotary switches, custom thumb encoders, dual-action magnetic shifters, dual-Hall sensor clutch paddles, and more.
The thumb-operated rotary encoders are the best we’ve ever made, and the use of Hall sensors means they are ultra-reliable and precise.
All-new push-pull magnetic shifter paddles allow the driver to upshift and downshift (or activate other functions) with either hand.
Illuminate the possibilities.
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.
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Official BMW Motorsport product
Multi-layer (8 layers) full carbon fibre body
Meets rigorous environmental condition specifications for shock and vibration, IP65 rating (dust and water resistance)
RGB LED-backlit front buttons (colour-adjustable and dimmable, interchangeable caps)
Customisable via FanaLab
Two custom-designed, 12-step thumb encoders with Hall sensors
Dual-action (push/pull) magnetic shifter paddles
Fanatec QR2: all-new quick release allows operation in the 2022 BMW M4 GT3 race car
Communicates with 2022 BMW M4 GT3 via CAN bus
310 mm diameter
Designed and developed in Bavaria by Fanatec and BMW Motorsport
Rubber hand grips molded over carbon fibre structure
14 push buttons (12 front-facing, 2 rear-facing) with 700 g activation force
1” OLED display
Three backlit 12-position rotary switches with encoder functionality
4-way D-pad under the BMW logo
Two dual-Hall sensor clutch paddles
New-generation firmware, upgradeable via integrated USB-C port
Compatible with Windows PC
Compatible with all PS4 and PS5 systems when connected to a PlayStation-licensed wheel base
1400 g (approx)