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BMW M4 GTS goes official with 500 bhp

Snapshot: Weighs 62 kg less than the regular M4 Coupe.

We have been talking a great deal about the BMW M4 GTS and now it’s finally here in production form, but was it worth the wait? The answer would definitely have to be yes taking into account this hardcore version is better in just about every way than a regular M4 Coupe. Only 700 units are planned for production and all will have an upgraded version of the six-cylinder, 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine benefitting from a water injection system which has boosted output to 500 bhp and 600 Nm.

All that power is channeled to the wheels with help from a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission that allows the high-performance coupe run the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.8 seconds en route to a top speed of 305 kmph. Thanks to the added oomph, the car was able to perform a full lap of the Nordschleife in as little as 7 minutes and 28 seconds.

There are other changes that make the BMW M4 GTS even more desirable as it has gained an aero-optimized aggressive body kit which among others includes an adjustable rear wing made from carbon fiber, CFRP trunk lid and a carbon fiber rear diffuser. It also gets exclusive M alloy wheels wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, along with a titanium exhaust system, LED headlights and OLED taillights which make their debut on a production car.

Stepping inside the cabin, there are carbon fiber bucket seats covered in Alcantara/Merino leather, three-point seatbelts and a glass fiber reinforced plastic shelf together with a rear panel that have replaced the rear seats. To further shave weight, BMW’s engineers have replaced the door handles with pull loops and they also mounted a lightweight center console while at an additional cost there’s an optional Clubsport Package that adds a fire extinguisher, six-point harness and an Acid Orange roll cage.

As a final note, all of the weight saving measures have enabled the BMW M4 GTS to tip the scales at just 1,510 kg, thus enabling an impressive power to weight ratio of 3 kg / bhp.

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