Just after its official online debut, the first promo video of the 2016 BMW M4 GTS has been released. Appropriately showing the new German sports car on a racetrack, the clip provides us a glimpse at the track-focused nature of the car.
On an engine front, the twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine 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.
Other key elements of the vehicle include the exclusive M alloy wheels taken straight from the M4 GTS Concept. They are then wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres measuring 265/35 at the front and 285/20 at the rear. The M4 GTS also comes equipped with LED headlights and for the first time in a production car, OLED taillights.