BOASTING sleek, powerful, motor-sport looks and a lap time of 7.28 minutes around the hugely taxing Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit, the BMW M4 GTS is a modern day masterpiece channelling new levels of excellence.
The special edition model is limited to only 700 units and comes in celebration of 30 years of the BMW M3. Also suitable for public roads, it has allowed specialist engineers at the company to creatively develop some of the highest powered technology available today.
We’ve taken a radical route with the set-up of the BMW M4 GTS to create a sports machine for the race track that delivers top-end dynamics and inspirational performance. It allows us to demonstrate what is possible today with a road-legal car. Owners can drive their BMW M4 GTS to circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring or Laguna Seca, for clubsport events, for example, and then set lap times there that raise the bar to extremely high levels for road-legal cars,” said Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH.
An award winning six-cylinder in-line turbo engine from the BMW M3/M4 is used but with water injective technology to raise output to an impressive 368 kW/500hp while increasing torque to 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) and maintaining the healthy fuel economy of the Coupe.
Powering from a standstill to 100 km/h in a 3.8 second flash, it can hit a limited top speed of 305 km/h (189.5 mph). An excellent weight-power ratio of 3.0 kg/hp allows for a potent driving experience enhanced dramatically by a stylish efficiency driven interior.
This is seen through lightweight panelling construction, doors and boot area, along with carbon-fibre bucket seats and door pull loops rather than solid handles. Light but extremely strong high-tech material makes up the bulk of the exterior, while even the exhaust system has a titanium muffler.
The car also features the debut of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED), a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, the ability to manually select gears, and exclusive M light-alloy wheels in star-spoke 666 M Styling, which are critical to the fantastical mechanical traction and corner grip.