BMW M4 GTS will be in showrooms next year
A limited edition run of the BMW M4 GTS, which will be in showrooms in 2016, is aimed more towards the track than the road; however, it will be fully road legal.
The Pebble Beach Concours in the US was chosen by the German luxury car giant to show off the M4 GTS. The concept car is not only a head-turner but is also packed with state-of-the-art technology to increase performance in production models.
The president of BMW's M division, Frank van Meel, said: "The Concept M4 GTS previews an exclusive new model with a keen focus on the race track. Despite its outstanding track ability, it is still fully road legal."
The supercar is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which features the company's new water-injection system. This system cools the air entering the engine by spraying water vapour into the inlet manifold, which reduces knock and facilitates earlier injection timing and higher boost pressure. BMW engineers say that the overall effect is an 8% increase in power. The resulting power delivered from the engine of the M4 GTS is 460bhp, with the same increase in torque.
BMW has had to pay attention to engine temperatures for this model and the company has reworked the system, which now has two radiators and an extra electric water pump with a newly-designed intercooler.The bonnet is made of plastic reinforced with carbon fibre. There is also a carbon fibre rear wing and front splitter, which means the driver can adjust the downforce.The M4 will continue a unique model tradition from BMW's M division and should have fans scrambling to buy the limited number on sale.