After its grand unveil, the BMW M4 GTS has headed back to the Nurburgring for some more testing and some hot laps. The video below gives us another close look at the track capabilities of BMW’s hottest car.
The BMW M4 GTS makes use of the multi-award-winning M TwinPower Turbo engine with 493 hp, a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, water-injection and manually adjustable shocks – the M4 GTS is ready to munch almost anything that comes to the track. The M4 GTS recorded a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around Nurburgring-Nordschleife.
BMW is planning on producing globally at 700 of M4 GTS units. The United States market was left out of previous special editions such as the E92 M3 GTS, but this time BMW is making sure a large portion of them will get to U.S. customers. According to BMW, 300 units will be sold on this side of the pond with the last 150 units being vetted before selling to customers. A team from BMW North America will screen applications from prospective buyers of the M4 GTS and decide whether or not they meet their idea of a true M and or race track driving enthusiasts. They will be looking at things that show motorsports background such as being a licensed club racer, owner of a Porsche 911 GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT or an M car.
A special option will be made available in the U.S. – The M Carbon Compound Wheels. The M Carbon Compound wheels (front: 9.5 J x 19, rear: 10.5 J x 20) display innovative material characteristics bringing a significant reduction in unsprung and rotating masses and therefore have a positive effect on the car’s acceleration and deceleration, steering responses and vibration levels. Designed for the race track yet also approved for road use, the wheels are a first on a production vehicle boasting a CFRP/aluminium-composite construction. They enable around seven kilograms to be shaved off the weight of a BMW M4 GTS standard wheels which are made of lightweight forged aluminum.
The wheels are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires adapted specially for the BMW M4 GTS (front: 265/35 ZR19, rear: 285/30 ZR20).
The 2016 BMW M4 GTS will arrive in US showrooms in spring 2016 for $134,200 including $995 Destination & Handling.