The BMW M4 GTS
The BMW M4 GTS is the most recent addition to the ever popular set of modified street to track cars that big automotive companies keep unveiling. So, with the BMW M4 GTS, will it live up to the high price tags and extra engineering that has gone into its production, or will it fade away in comparison to its Audi, Mercedes and Porsche rivals?
Well, the answer to that question is yes, unless they didn’t follow the business route that the company has gone down. The car is obviously impressive but, not as impressive as some of its rivals are. It is quick, strong and looks good but being extremely rare, the car rightfully receives its admiration which it may not have done otherwise. There have been 700 units of the M4 GTS created and only 30 are available in the UK. Therefore, with its exclusiveness, it is then allowed to have a £121,780 price tag? And well, we guess so as the vehicle has already sold out here.
But what actually makes the vehicle so special? And why, except from its exclusiveness, does it merit almost double the price tag of the original M4? Firstly, its driving statistics are very impressive. Utilising a 3.0 litre twin-turbo straight-six engine, the vehicle produces 493bhp, hits top speeds of around 190mph and can get to 60mph from standstill in 3.8 seconds. The chassis has also been altered. With a wider front track, specifically designed anti-roll bars and modifiable coilers, the ride is smooth on both track and road. By also adding carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fibre aerodynamics to the body and a water injection system the car in general is an excellent performer but, is it still worth that huge price tag?
The best way to challenge this is to look at BMW’s closest rivals and their vehicles in that price range. Mercedes offer the S-Class Coupe, Porsche offer the new 911 Turbo and Audi offer the R8 all for around the same price. Some of these vehicles also have better technical statistics and look better too. So what would you rather get? And do you think that the price is all about joining the 30 strong club in the UK?