We Blog Any Car reported on the concept M4 GTS on the 17th August 2015 when it was being previewed as a concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours d`Elegance in California. Click on link below to see what we said about the concept.
Well here it is…. (not as a concept but a real road, race car).
It is going to be the fastest series production BMW road car to date. The first BMW to have the new LED lighting technology. It has been developed and tested around the Nürburgring Nordschleife and recorded a lap time of 7 minutes and 28 seconds. That is almost 30 seconds faster than a normal M4. Yes you have read it right!! Almost 30 seconds quicker around the Nürburgring Nordschleife than a normal BMW M4.
Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH, commented: “Special-edition models like the BMW M3 GTS and BMW M3 CRT have a decades-long tradition in our mid-size line-up – and that continues with the BMW M4 GTS.
He continued: “These cars sharpen the character of the BMW M brand and embody an emotionally rich and exclusive driving experience. We’ve taken a radical route with the set-up of the BMW M4 GTS to create a sports machine for the race track that delivers top-end dynamics and inspirational performance. It allows us to demonstrate what is possible today with a road-legal car.”
It also has the new water injection technology that was tried and tested this season with the MotoGP Safety Car.
This is what BMW say about its water injection:
Water is injected as a fine spray into the intake manifold plenum chamber where it evaporates, significantly lowering the temperature of the intake air. This reduces the final compression temperature in the combustion chamber, which also reduces the risk of unburnt fuel and ‘engine knock’. Consequently, it allows the turbocharged engine to operate with higher boost pressure and earlier spark timing. The result is increased power and torque, and a substantial improvement in efficiency.
We Blog Any Car stats:
3.0 litre six cylinder petrol engine
New Water injection to cool the manifold intake chamber
7 speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT)
0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds
top speed 190 mph (limited)
Carbon-fibre bucket seats covered with Merino leather and Alcantara
No rear seats
Lightweight doors and trim panels
M striped door pulls instead of the normal handles
Bonnet, roof and front splitter made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. (CFRP)
Adaptive LED headlights
New door mirrors that are 25% lighter than the normal ones but also reduce front end lift
3 position adjustment rear spoiler (for road or race track)
Titanium 4 exhaust system
19 inch alloys at the front and
20 inch alloys at the rear
M carbon ceramic brakes with
Gold painted 6 piston front callipers
Gold painted 4 piston rear callipers
Limited production of only 700 cars
30 coming to the UK
On sale in March 2016
Delivery June 2016
Prices start from £120,770 on the road.
If you want more from your BMW M4 GTS, you can add the optional Clubsport package which includes:
Six point seat belt harness
If that’s not enough?
You can opt for:
BMW Head-Up Display
Internet, which would be great for the M-Lap-timer that records driving data for analysis or just for comparing on social media.
Uk Owners can specify the Carbon Fibre Interior Performance Package which includes:
BMW M performance Alcantra steering wheel
OLED race display
LED gear shifter lights
Carbon Fibre trim around the DCT gear selector
Lap times stored for 50 laps
Available for an extra £1090.00
We Blog Any Car thoughts……………
With only 700 cars being made, production to last 1 year and only 30 BMW M4 GTS coming to the UK ….this car is already classic status as you read this blog. Anyone who is looking for the ultimate BMW M4 and has £120,770 to spend, you must go down to your local BMW dealership and put a deposit down NOW!!!!. For what this car represents there will not be any unsold ones around. We Blog predicts that if you are lucky enough to be on the waiting list for this car… people would be prepared to pay a lot of money to buy your order off you before it even arrives.
You will be on a winner!!!!
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