Only 700 people will learn what it is like to own an M4 GTS.
This special edition of BMW’s M4 coupe has been stripped of unnecessary weight and the 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine has been boosted to 493bhp, while fuel economy and emissions remain the same as the standard M4.
While the breathtaking performance of a standard M4 might be sufficient for most people on most roads, it simply isn’t enough for those who want to push their skills to the limit on a race track. This GTS variant uses the same engine as the standard model, but incorporates a unique water-injection system to substantially boost the power to 493bhp. This alleviates the problems of prolonged stress on components, inherent in motor-sport, while improving performance without compromising efficiency. The result is a ferocious car capable of accelerating to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 189mph.
BMW describes this as a ‘road-legal’ car, rather than a ‘road car’, but it is civilised enough to use on the highways and byways. The built-in lightness means that it should feel agile, engineered to turn without hesitation and accelerate without inertia. Having shed 30kg from the M4, the GTS gets all the down-force it needs from a low front splitter and a large rear wing, ensuring it always has the traction it needs as it scythes through the air, enabling it to deliver on track.
Overall, the BMW M4 GTS is a track-ready, road-legal technological masterpiece from Munich, showcasing innovative engine efficiency technology and delivering an uncompromising driving experience. Stripped bare and re-clothed in carbon and alcantara, this welter-weight super-coupe packs an enormous punch. But the knock-out blow comes from the extraordinary high price, which would guarantee it exclusivity were it not already limited to just 700 examples.
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