The brand new 2016 BMW M4 GTS will set back customers in the United Kingdom some 121,700 pounds making it over double the cost of a standard M4. While 700 examples of the M4 GTS will be produced, the UK will only receive 30 units with its local rarity going some way to explaining the price leap.

As with other markets, UK-bound M4 GTS models will be available in Sapphire Black metallic, Mineral Grey metallic, Alpine White and Frozen Dark Grey Metallic. All will come standard with newly-designed wheels featuring orange accents and adorned with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. It remains to be seen if any options will be available for the car nor how much they could potentially cost.

As you’d expect from the GTS badge, the car can be distinguished from the regular M4 on a number of fronts. Starting with the twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine, it has been outfitted with water injection technology, just like the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. Thanks to this technology as well as a range of other engine modifications, power rises from 425 hp up to 493 hp (500 PS). Additionally, torque now sits at 442 lb-ft meaning the 2016 BMW M4 GTS can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and onto a limited 305 km/h top speed. The car also managed to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:28.

Elsewhere, a new three-way M coilover suspension system has been installed into the M4 GTS enabling for a range of customisation options and dramatically improved handling over the standard car. To cater for the extra speed provided by the M4 GTS, new lightweight M carbon ceramic brakes come standard. The seven-speed double-clutch transmission has also been optimised.

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