BMW has unveiled the M4 GTS, which the Bavarian carmaker says has driven a hot lap of the notorious Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 28 seconds.

Described by the firm as an "exclusive technological showpiece, which elevates the potential of the BMW M4 Coupe to another impressive new levels", the M4 GTS produces a mighty 493bhp.

The new performance coupe will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show and only 700 examples will roll off the production line when it arrives next year.

The aggressive M4 GTS features a GT body kit, which includes an adjustable front splitter, a new bonnet and an adjustable carbon fibre rear wing.

In order to manage its power output, the M4 GTS is also fitted with carbon ceramic brakes and an adjustable M coilover suspension kit.

The limited edition M car will be fitted with a carbon fibre diffuser, a titanium exhaust system and exclusive M light-alloy wheels. It will also be the first production vehicle to wear LED headlights and OLED tail lights.

Inside, the GTS closely resembles the layout of the standard M4, only it gets an Alcantara-wrapped sports steering wheel, and carbon fibre bucket seats also lined in Alcantara leather. It’s three-point harness, which comes as standard, is designed to keep those on board strapped in tight enough to feel how the M4 GTS is handling on the tarmac.

For the more adventurous buyers, there is a Clubsport package available, which adds an Acid Orange roll bar, a six-point harness and, of course, a fire extinguisher.

At the heart of the new M4 GTS is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine with water injection technology. It can spring from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and go on to reach a limited top speed of 190mph.

BMW hasn’t announced how much it will cost, but it looks like it’ll be worth the investment.

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Sophie Williamson Stothert


October 7, 2015

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