560 HP Alpha-N Performance BMW M4 Claims 7:20 BTG Lap Time

BMW M4, Tuning | June 15th, 2017 by 3
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German tuner Alpha-N Performance is quite known to European customers. They have been putting together some incredible tuned machines based on BMW’s M offerings and …

German tuner Alpha-N Performance is quite known to European customers. They have been putting together some incredible tuned machines based on BMW’s M offerings and the latest M4 coming from their HQ is no different. The beast is claimed to have gone around the Bridge to Gantry section on the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 20 seconds which is a supercar-worthy time. But what made it so fast in the first place?

The tuning shop put together a kit that turns an ordinary M4 into an M4 GTS rivaling beast. The engine under the hood now makes 560 PS which is a whopping increase compared to the standard 431 PS of your average, run of the mill M4. According to the them, the only thing needed to surpass the 500 PS of the GTS was a new ECU map along with some changes done to the intake and exhaust to handle the extra fumes. However, there’s no water injection technology involved in this ordeal, which makes this a much simpler upgrade.

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The car also uses the 7-speed DCT gearbox for rowing through gears, while the software for it is exactly the same as on the track-ready GTS. Another thing borrowed from the limited-run model consists of the way the active M differential works now, due to some more software changes. Taking things a step forward, Ohlins coilovers were installed along with new 20″ racing wheels to drop the unsprung weight factor even more.

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On the outside you’ll surely notice the new splitter installed on the front bumper as well as the massive wing on the boot lid, both of which add downforce to keep the car as close to the ground as possible even at high speeds. The hood was also changed with a carbon fiber one that sheds some more weight while inside the cabin you’ll find lighter Recaro sport seats. All in all, this thing definitely looks like it could take on some serious competition but if you’re wondering about how much all of this will cost, you’ll have to ask Alpha-N Performance as they’ve been rather secretive about it.

3 responses to “560 HP Alpha-N Performance BMW M4 Claims 7:20 BTG Lap Time”

  1. manuelf says:

    Sorry, Gabriel, but a 7:20 BTG is nothing special! BTG is Bridge to Gantry! For a comparable NoS time (full lap like sport auto is doing in its supertest) you have to add approx. 20s. So we are talking about 7:40. This is 5 sec slower than a M4CS with 460HP. Even a vanilla M4 CP is between 7:40 and 7:50.
    So 7:20 BTG is nowhere supercar worthy!

    • Gabriel Nica says:

      7:20 BTG is a fast time and it is comparable to some supercars. The Porsche 911 GT3 997 for example is claimed to do it in 7:26 so to some extent, my statement still rings true. Of course, it depends on which supercar we’re comparing with here. On the full NoS the car would probably be 15-20 seconds slower which is way behind the GTS for example, quoted at 7:28.

      • manuelf says:

        Hi Gabriel,
        997 GT3 did a 7:40 NoS lap (full lap) in sport auto supertest. 997 GT3RS did a 7:33 in supertest. This translates to BTG times in the range of 7:15 – 7:23.
        Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying, that a 7:20 BTG is slow… but times do change. The time of a 997 Porsche back in 2011 was a good time in 2011… but not right now anymore.
        The point is: The AlphaN M4 with 110hp more and BIG Aero addition to a plain M4 CP only achieves about a 5 seconds better BTG? Sorry to say this: This is rather meh…! As I said: A M4 CS with only 460hp and just a small gurney does 7:20 BTG easily…

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