The BMW M4 GTS Excels Both on the Road and the Track

Teased at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in a menacing matte black with neon-orange accents, the BMW M4 GTS is officially coming to the United States as a street-legal road car. The German marque announced yesterday that only 700 of the special-edition M4s will be made, 300 of which will be allocated for the United States. The M4 GTS is 200 pounds lighter than the stock M4, thanks to aluminum and carbon fiber throughout, and it showcases two industry firsts for a production road car: a water-injection system and organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) taillights.

The innovative water-injection system injects a fine mist into the intake manifold’s plenum (a chamber that distributes air to the various cylinders), where it evaporates and naturally absorbs the heat in the surrounding air, thus lowering the intake temperature. This allows for a higher compression ratio and gives the turbochargers an additional boost of power that results in 493 hp and 442 ft lbs of torque (nearly 70 additional horses and 36 ft lbs more than the standard M4). Meanwhile, the razor-thin OLED taillights are visible without reflectors and use less power than current elements, producing a more efficient lighting system.

The M4 GTS is equipped with the same M TwinPower Turbo, 6-cylinder in-line engine as the standard M4, but the high-performance GTS vehicle can go from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds (versus the standard M4’s 4.1 seconds). Other standout features include a three-way adjustable coilover suspension, manually adjustable shocks, and a 7-speed, double-clutch transmission that enables the coupe to shift gears without torque interruption. Pricing for the M4 GTS has not yet been announced. (bmwusa.com)

From Around the Web...
Richard Petty
The titan of the track discusses why he won, where he competes now, and how he defines luxury…
Robb Report's Car of the Year contest ended in a tie between the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder and the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The results mark a first in the annual event’s history and bode well for the industry…
Watch video profiles of each of the Car of the Year 2017 contenders...
Robb Report Car of the Year 2017
During Robb Report’s annual competition to determine which sport or luxury car best deserves to be...
More than 150 Robb Report readers convened in Napa Valley to judge 13 extraordinary automobiles…
The Giulia Quadrifoglio, the high-performance variant of Alfa Romeo’s new sedan, went on sale in December with a starting price of $72,000.
The top-of-the-line sedan is powered by a biturbo V-6 that churns out more than 500 hp…
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3
Next year, the model comes with a new engine, a revised chassis, and plenty of performance…
The 2017 Ruf CTR at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
With 700 hp and a top speed of 223 mph, this two-door tears it up…
If the DB11 were less of a looker, it might earn more attention for being the Best-performing, best-handling Aston Martin yet
The company’s first all-new car in 13 years was worth the wait…
The Lexus LC 500 will arrive at U.S. dealerships this spring sporting a bold new look for the brand…