October 7, 2015 – BMW has finally taken the wraps off its fastest ever production car, the BMW M4 GTS, ahead of the car’s official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of this month.
Powering the track-focused M4 GTS is a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 500 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque – 75 hp and 50 Nm more than the standard M4. With the M double-clutch transmission, it can reach 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.
The M4 GTS is 80 kilograms lighter than the regular M4 thanks to weight-saving measures that include the removal of the rear seats, the extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), in addition to Carbon Ceramic brakes and a titanium exhaust system.
The BMW M4 GTS, which recorded a Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 28 seconds – nearly 30 seconds faster than the M4 and as fast as a Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C – will be limited to 700 units worldwide.