For the last two years, the Red Bull Driftbrothers Joe and Eli Hountondji have been using the BMW M4 Competition Coupé in their daily drift business. With a spectacular design, exhaust system on the roof and full-throated sound, the brothers skid their stuff at race days and shows. The boisterous propulsion for their specially optimized M4 models comes from the BMW M S58 turbo engine – the series power unit from the BMW M3 and M4. How much series is still in the straight six-cylinder engine, tuned to deliver more than 1,000 hp? And can it deal with the constant stress on the drift track?
“Yes, it can,” says Eli Hountondji, who has performed at more than 30 events with the S58. To deliver the ultimate proof, the aerospace engineer packs up the engine and takes it back to its place of birth: Let's go to the disassembly in Garching with the BMW M experts.