Just a couple months after it debuted in concept guise, the production-spec 2016 BMW M4 GTS has been revealed. It will celebrate its public debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show 2015.
As previously reported, the M4 GTS is a hardcore and faster version of the already potent M4 sports car. On an engine front, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine has been outfitted with water injection technology, just like the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. Thanks to this technology as well as a range of other engine modifications, power rises from 425 hp up to 493 hp (500 PS). Additionally, torque now sits at 442 lb-ft meaning the 2016 BMW M4 GTS can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and onto a limited 305 km/h top speed. The car also managed to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:28.
Elsewhere, a new three-way M coilover suspension system has been installed into the M4 GTS enabling for a range of customisation options and dramatically improved handling over the standard car. To cater for the extra speed provided by the M4 GTS, new lightweight M carbon ceramic brakes come standard. The seven-speed double-clutch transmission has also been optimised.
BMW engineers also focused on ensuring that the M4 GTS is as lightweight as possible. Thanks to the installation of features like carbon fibre racing bucket seats, new lightweight doors, centre console, rear seat and a slimmer boot partition, the car tips the scales at 1510 kg. Other weight saving measures include a carbon fibre bonnet, roof and adjustable front splitter with the rear wing also made from carbon. Additionally, the rear diffuser is made out of carbon fibre which the modified exhaust system utilises titanium mufflers accounting for a 20 per cent weight saving.
Other key elements of the vehicle include the exclusive M alloy wheels taken straight from the M4 GTS Concept. They are then wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres measuring 265/35 at the front and 285/20 at the rear. The M4 GTS also comes equipped with LED headlights and for the first time in a production car, OLED taillights.
Just 700 examples of the 2016 BMW M4 GTS will be produced. / By: GtSpirit