The all new BMW M4 GTS: racing for the road

“Ground-breaking technology, race-track attitude”

The new BMW M4 GTS - only 700 available worldwide.

BMW M4 GTS in exclusive BMW Individual Frozen Dark Grey metallic and Acid Orange accents.

The all new BMW M4 GTS is the high performance road car that feels like your driving on a race track. It’s the newest addition to the BMW legacy of exclusive special models, with a limited production of 700 models available worldwide. The M4 GTS features an M TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder engine with water injection, for a significant torque boost and power output; the bhp jumps from 425 to 493 and the torque from 406lb-ft to 442lb-ft.

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And with BMW’s claim the model features “motorsport technology for the road”, you can guarantee the numbers are very impressive. With 493bhp and a top speed reaching 190mph, the M4 GTS can make the sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds, which makes it the quickest road BMW ever produced. CO2 emissions rate at 194g/km and fuel economy numbers see the car consume 34mpg.

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BMW have designed the innovative M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic to work specifically with their high-revving M engine. The system is a seven-speed double-clutch transmission that allows gear changing with no loss of power, automatic gear selection and an Auto Start-Stop function. Both the gear changing and the Drivelogic can be used manually or set automatically.

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The M4 GTS has a lot of great kit already equipped, other aspects you can add for free and a range of extras available at additional costs. The iconic M light alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres come as standard, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. Optional priced items include: an 8.8-inch control display, head-up display, online entertainment packages, and the Internet.

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The M4 GTS is the world’s first production car to feature OLED technology in the rear lights, which BMW say gives “this high-performance special model an utterly unique look when night falls”. The organic light-emitting diodes are similar to a smartphone screen light and are said to be the next big thing in the auto lighting industry.

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The interior of the M4 GTS is where the race-car feel really kicks in. Traditional inside door handles are replaced with M stripe loop handles and the doors and side panels are made from light weight materials. If you opt for the Clubsport package (which is completely free!), a roll cage can be fitted in the back, so a six-point seat belt can be attached to the driver and front passenger seats for extra safety when racing.

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Prices for the new BMW M4 GTS start at £121,770, with optional extras costing more. The model is expected to arrive in June 2016, but with only 700 available (30 in the UK) you better be quick… and have a spare £122,000 to spend.

 

 

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