Raw performance in a rear-driven medium-size coupe has race track potential written all over it. BMW knows all about the race track and, with the new M4 GTS now available to the Aussie driving enthusiast, I can imagine the M4 GTS will be seen running the fast laps on popular race circuits. Given the potential of the motorsport marked engine, the new BMW M4 GTS is very quick.
Under the muscular lines, the M4 GTS does breathe fire and, given some boot, the engine notes are spine tingling. Given that in the GTS the 3.0 Litre straight six pumps out even more power than the standard M4 (368 kW at 6250 rpm and 601 Nm of torque between 4000 and 5500 rpm), it’s little wonder that, at full song, the BMW M4 GTS can complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.7 seconds. As with most Euro manufacturers, the top speed has been limited, but you can unhitch this restraint for the M4 GTS to reach over 300 km/h. Equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission the gear shifts are very quick and responsive. It will hurt AMG lovers, as the M4 GTS is quicker than the new Mercedes Benz AMG C63 Coupe. One of the ground breaking engine design features BMW have used is that BMW M engineers have created a system for the water to be injected as a fine spray into the intake manifold plenum chamber where it evaporates, significantly lowering the temperature of the intake air. This ends up reducing the final compression temperature in the combustion chamber, minimising the risk of engine knock, reducing wear on the engine and increasing engine life.
Hot exterior colours include Frozen Dark Grey Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sapphire Black Metallic and Alpine White. Sitting on elaborate multi-spoke alloys, the 19-inch alloys at the front and 20-inch alloys at the rear look awesome and provide rubber that clasps the tarmac with phenomenal grip. Right ready for the track, yet ready for the road, the new BMW Coupe has an adjustable carbon fibre splitter in the air dam, while also boasting a bigger, wider air intake. The bonnet is also made from carbon fibre. Lighter and faster than the standard M4, the GTS also has a lower centre of gravity. Skip round to the car’s rear haunches, and you’ll see an immense adjustable wing on the boot lid. It actually looks really good and blends in with the car’s overall racy lines. Clearly visible, the M4 GTS badge sits above the right taillight.
Slip inside the car, and the cabin will cloak you in a supple, sporty environment. There is a GTS logo on the dash, and the cabin is finished in either black or dark grey with white contrast stitching. Bucket racing seats are standard in the front, while the rear seats are non-existent and have been replaced with a race-ready roll cage and a fire extinguisher behind the front seats.
BMW claims the M4 GTS will lap the Nurburgring track in 7:28 minutes, which is quicker than supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and the Porsche 911 GT2! Get you mitts on one as soon as possible, as there will be only around 700 of these cars made, making it highly desirable for future collectors.
The current BMW M4 model series includes the:
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