BMW and performance go together like Starsky and Hutch. One is practical, level-headed and intellectual; the other is street-smart, intense, and outlandish. Now the crew from Munich has revealed the BMW Concept M4 GTS at private event from Pebble Beach, a uprated version of the M4 that plays the bad cop/good cop role all at once. Painted in a menacing Frozen Dark Grey metallic with orange accents, this latest concept features race technology that will make it a trackmaster anywhere and still be street legal.
Focused on trimming weight and boosting power like an Olympic cyclist, the Concept M4 GTS is serious about performance. Shedding a few pounds is a carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood that replaces the aluminum bonnet. Boosting power and torque is BMW’s innovative water injection system that helps lower engine temps and allows the turbocharger to operate at a higher boost without compromising engine integrity. BMW hasn’t announced any engine specs, but it will be boosted over the regular M4’s 425 horsepower.
The manually adjustable front splitter and rear wing – both in exposed carbon fiber – apply aerodynamic balance on the race tracks and on the road. The wide intake of the front end optimizes airflow and minimizes front axle lift.
The wheels are lightweight, forged and polished light alloys that features an Acid Orange accent. The staggered 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires for maximum grip.
Race-tuned chassis, less weight, and M performance improvements all-around make this concept race-ready and still be road worthy. BMW didn’t say when the M4 GTS will go on sale, but it will be built in small numbers – so be ready to commit. Like Starsky says, “Seriously, do it. Do it. Do it.”
Also, check out this TFLcar review of the 2015 BMW M4 and the M3.