WORLD PREMIERE: BMW Concept M4 GTS

BMW M4, Concepts | August 14th, 2015 by 27
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The Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach is one of the most exclusive and exciting automotive events in the world. People from all over the globe …

The Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach is one of the most exclusive and exciting automotive events in the world. People from all over the globe travel to see some of the magnificent automobiles on the planet. All of the high-end automakers show off their highest performing and most luxurious cars they have. It’s an incredible event.

BMW is making a bit of a splash at this year’s show, with the BMW Concept M4 GTS.

The M4 GTS is the pinnacle of BMW performance. It’s the ultimate expression of BMW’s racing technology for use on the road.

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What BMW does to make the M4 GTS is take a standard M4 and fit it with more aerodynamics, more power, stiffer suspension and all of its most impressive racing technology. This year’s M4 GTS is no different and could be the most exciting of all.

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Despite the M4 GTS’ racing pedigree, it’s very much a legal road car. The purpose of the GTS is to enable owners to drive it to the race track, do as many laps as desired and then drive it home again. It’s basically a street legal race car.

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The M4 Concept GTS certainly looks the part, with its extremely aggressive aerodynamics, manually adjustable exposed carbon fiber front splitter and rear wing, Frozen Dark Grey Metallic paint and Acid Orange accents and wheels. It also has an exposed carbon fiber rear diffuser, which looks excellent housing the quad exhaust pipes.

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Some of the M4 GTS’ new technologies include the water-injection system and OLED taillights. The water-injection system was first used on BMW’s M4 MotoGP safety car and is used in many race cars today. What the system does is inject ultra-fine water spray into the plenums of the intake. The water is then vaporized, which cools the intake air dramatically, thus reducing the compression temperature in the combustion chamber. This not only reduces the engine’s tendency to knock, but allows higher boost pressure and earlier ignition timing, giving the M4 GTS a noticeable horsepower and torque bump.

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The engineers at BMW’s M Division have also developed a highly-innovative cooling system, comprised of a main radiator with additional radiators for both high and low-temperature circuits, the transmission and turbochargers. The turbochargers are cooled by way of an indirect intercooler assisted by an electrically-driven water pump.

OLED taillights also make their way to the BMW Concept M4 GTS. OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) produce full-surface homogenous illumination, as opposed to a standard LEDs single-point light emission. Their compact design and ability to light individual light modules separately gives BMW an extra level of flexibility in creating taillights.

The lightweight, forged and polished light-alloy wheels in 666 M styling also feature an Acid Orange accent. The 9.5 J x 19 (front) and 10.5 J x 20 (rear) wheels are fitted with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires (265/35 R19 at the front, 285/30 R20 at the rear).

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All in all, the BMW Concept M4 GTS is an outstanding looking machine that will deliver exceptional performance, both on the road and on the track. The water-injection system and OLED taillights give it genuine racing technology to be used on the road. So if you’re a lucky owner of one of these, very limited, M4 GTS’, you can truthfully say that you own a race car for the street.

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27 responses to “WORLD PREMIERE: BMW Concept M4 GTS”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    I’m not really sure about the wheels but if it’s as bonkers as the E46 CSL at its time (aka beating Porsche’s GT3 on race tracks) then slow claps for Bimmer :O
    But seriously besides the wheels this thing does look like BMW is not playing and the M4 will do the business.

  2. Iceb says:

    Wow looks so cooool!!! Love it

  3. Iceb says:

    Its awesome

  4. Dereklsj says:

    I hope it’s beating the GT3 on the track! The new Shelby GT350R is doing the same.

  5. kylecronin says:

    I hate the orange wheels, but other than that the car looks amazing. I can’t wait to find out more about it.

  6. 2sfhim says:

    I don’t like the paint and the wheels at all. The M3 GTS is much more beautiful.

  7. Griffin says:

    I was told by one of the mods the orange highlighting on the car is to commemorate the M3 GTS…

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      A car that got beaten by the C63 BS ? I hope it’s just for a GT3 Effect, or maybe to put a more modern version of the red accents on the E30 Sport Evo.

      • Senne says:

        Beaten by the C63 BS?? It was not. Just a totally different car. Better handling not as much a useless drifting car as the C63 BS anyway!

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          It was not ? On almost every single track the C63 BS had a better lap time. I’m not talking about feeling, these cars were both meant for performance, and the C63 BS did better. It also somehow was both less expensive and less focused than the GTS but managed to perform better.
          The C63 BS had a very different body style from the regular C63, looked more expensive than the GTS (which basically looks like an orange E92 with black rims, a front splitter and a rear spoiler), had way more power, and was a better performing car (even on small tracks, like the small Hockenheim).

  8. Senne says:

    WHAT A CAR!!! :D I don’t really think the orange wheels look beautiful though… but looks great. And it ‘ll probably handle as good as it looks ! :) This is obviously almost identical to the production car. :)

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Not sure if the Laser Lights and the Oled will stay though…

      • Icebreakerr says:

        europe it will america no

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          I saw on Bimmerpost like they’re about to allow laser headlights… For the OLED i don’t think they are on a production car at all but we’ll see if it has it it’s nice but i don’t think it’s the right car for that, it doesn’t really make sense.
          This is supposed to beat the GT3, so a feature like a light, i mean really ? If it permits somehow to have better performances yeah but i don’t think it will. For the headlights they can say you see better at high speed but come on it’s not like you’ll go on track days at nights lmfao

  9. viper says:

    great car , except for that hideous rear ‘thing’ , is that thing retractable , active or anything or is it fixed still?

  10. Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

    Those rims look badass!

  11. We can’t wait to see it at Monterey Bay this weekend! And love the Acid Orange accent!

  12. FRED says:

    BMW M POWER///

  13. TheBingoBalls says:

    The wheels totally ruin the car for me. If BMW is going to continue with these special editions for the M3/M4, I think they should take on one wheel design and use it (359M). God knows it would look a whole lot better than what’s currently being used.

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