Back on Aug. 14, BMW unveiled the BMW Concept M4 GTS: a water-injected take on the M4 Coupe. Fast forward to today, and BMW has unveiled the production version of the car and all of its specifications in a press release.
Being called, unsurprisingly, the M4 GTS, it’s the first high-performance special edition BMW has created for the M3/M4 model range, according to the release. But what makes it high-performance? Well, the new water-injection system is a great place for us to start.
At its core, the M4 GTS utilizes the turbocharged six-cylinder engine found in the M3/M4. Unlike the base models, however, the GTS has what BMW is calling “innovative water injection technology.” This new injection system raises the power up to 500 hp, a 75 hp increase over the base model, and 442 lb-ft of torque, a 36 lb-ft increase over the base model.
Thanks to the car’s lightweight carbon fiber construction and the aforementioned boost of power, the M4 GTS is quick. In fact, it can complete a 0-62 mph run in 3.8 seconds, .3 seconds faster than the base model, and has a limited top speed of 189.5 mph, which is 33.5 mph faster than the base model.
To make the car even more capable is the three-way M coilover suspension that can be adjusted depending on conditions or the driver’s taste. This suspension combined with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (front: 265/35 R19, rear: 285/30 R20), a light weight and massive power, makes the M4 GTS a monster on the track. So much so that BMW says it can complete Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7 minutes 28 seconds.
Only 700 units of the BMW M4 GTS are planned for production, at a currently unknown price.