2016 BMW M4 GTS Testing on the Nurburgring – VIDEO

BMW M4, Videos | August 20th, 2015 by 7
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Here is the new 2016 BMW M4 GTS testing at the famous Nurburgring. The prototype features the manually adjustable carbon fiber front splitter lip painted …

Here is the new 2016 BMW M4 GTS testing at the famous Nurburgring. The prototype features the manually adjustable carbon fiber front splitter lip painted with Acid Orange and the rear trunk wing, as seen on the concept car. Painted in a white color, the M4 GTS test mule runs on the Acid Orange 666M style wheels also from the concept car.

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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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.

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.

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It’s not unlikely that the M4 GTS could get close to 480 hp with those gains. And considering its drastic weight loss over the, already very fast, standard M4, that’s a lot of horsepower.

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.

BMW will launch in the M4 GTS in 2016.

7 responses to “2016 BMW M4 GTS Testing on the Nurburgring – VIDEO”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Sounds nice, it seems a bit louder and more raspy than the regular M4. The car also behaves incredibly well, i’d be interested by the weight… I think it has lost quite a few kilos. With the Nürb having recently stopped its restriction policy, we’ll see what kind of lap it does. Low 7:40 ? Mid 7:30 ?!

  2. LucyPup says:

    OK lots of authors/bloggers/etc use ‘street legal’ as a definition. I realize there is state-to-state variation, but what does being ‘street legal’ really limit? Exhaust noise? Tire/tread depth? What else is there?

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