When BMW announced the M4 GTS late last year, they also lowered the expectations of potential buyers. The road legal track car was going to be sold only to 700 customers from around the world, with U.S. market taking the biggest chunk. 300 units were allocated to the U.S., while, for example, China received 14 cars. Considering it has a population of around 1.38 billion people, that adds up to around one car for each 92 million Chinese people.
And today, BMW China announced the launch of the M4 GTS along with its base price – 2M RMB or roughly $310,000, excluding 8.5 percent tax. In comparison, the 2016 BMW M4 GTS sells to Americans for $134,200, including $995 Destination & Handling, while the Brits have to shell out £121,770.
Just like the other markets, the M4 GTS is available in Sapphire Black metallic, Mineral Grey metallic, Alpine White and Frozen Dark Grey Metallic. The M4 GTS will sit on the same 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).
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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 engine delivers 500 horsepower for the European model and 493 hp for the U.S. one. From 0 to 60 mph, the M4 GTS needs only 3.7 seconds.