The BMW M4 GTS is, according to BMW, the fastest series production car it has ever produced. And EVO Magazine had the chance to get close to the M4 GTS and take a look underneath the hood, and around the 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. This Special Edition M4 GTS recorded a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the world’s most challenging race circuit.
The standard M4 Coupe equipped with DCT and ceramic brakes lapped the famous Nurburgring in just 7:52 minutes, slightly behind the E46 M3 CSL (7:50) and the M3 GTS (7:48). The predecessor E92 M3 ran around the same track in 8:05 minutes. The previous special edition M3, the GTS, recorded a Nurburgring time of 7:48 minutes.
Sapphire Black metallic, Mineral Grey metallic, Alpine White and Frozen Dark Grey Metallic are the only colors offered for the M4 GTS. One style of wheels is offered as well – M Star (Style 666M) 19-inch front wheels (9.5 J x 19) and 20-inch (10.5 J x 20) rear wheels, painted in Acid Orange and wrapped in the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (front: 265/35 R19; rear: 285/30 R20).
Standard equipment includes the iDrive Navigation System, adaptive LED headlights, OLED taillights, PDC front and rear, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim and M door sill finishers, an M footrest, an M gearshift lever, M-specific circular instruments with white graphics, an M sports steering wheel in Alcantara.
The M4 GTS is limited to around 700 units worldwide, with around 300 units of the exclusive high-performance Special Edition M4 available for the first time in the US market.