‘Just add wa­ter’ in new M4

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

BMW has an­nounced the pro­duc­tion ver­sion of the M4 GTS con­cept with wa­ter in­jec­tion shown at Peb­ble Beach ear­lier this year.

BMW said it will build only 700 mod­els of the M4 GTS to com­mem­o­rate 30 years since the orig­i­nal M3 was launched. The wa­ter in­jec­tion sys­tem in­creases power to 368 kW and torque up to 600 Nm, which is 59 kW and 50 Nm more than the stan­dard M4.

BMW has long proven wa­ter in­jec­tion in its M4 Moto GP Pace Car, but the M4 GTS is the first pro­duc­tion car with the tech­nol­ogy; and the first car to be fit­ted with OLED lights, which are very nar­row and light up across their whole sur­face.

No pric­ing has yet been an­nounced for the M4 GTS, but buy­ers can ex­pect to pay a pre­mium over the start­ing price of R1 108 000 for the M4 Coupé in South Africa.

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