Driving BMW M4 GTS on racetrack with mountain range in the background


The BMW M4 GTS is the track tool of BMW M vehicles.

Street legal race car.The BMW M4 GTS is the track tool of BMW M vehicles.

As a track tool with road-approval and a lot of power, the BMW M4 GTS could be described as radical. However, this would not do justice to the 2016 BMW M vehicle, which was limited to 700 units. Instead, the sports coupé should be described as “consistent”. Here, state-of-the-art technology from motorsport has been implemented in a vehicle that excels both on the race track and on the country road with the highest levels of performance – and at the same time being able to stand up to any kind of opponent. But first things first.

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  • 01Max. output 368 kW (500 hp)
  • 02Performance-enhancing water injection
  • 03Top speed: 305 km/h
  • 04Nürburgring lap time: 07:28 minutes
  • 05700 units were built
Propelled BMW M4 GTS on track with grandstand in the background
Driving BMW M4 GTS on race track in the curve
Driving BMW M4 GTS on race track


The BMW M4 GTS is currently the fastest representative of a whole series of extreme BMW M special models such as the BMW M3 GT (1994), the BMW M3 CSL (2003) and its direct predecessor, the BMW M3 GTS (2009). Once again, it takes the BMW M philosophy to the top: marrying exceptional performance with maximum race track performance, combined in a vehicle that can be driven on public roads.

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BMW M4 GTS, M3 GTS, M3 CSL, M3 GT and M3 Sport Evolution


A considerable proportion of the overall performance of the BMW M4 GTS – as should be the case with a BMW M – is down to its engine. The award-winning inline 6-cylinder 3.0-litre turbo engine from the BMW M3 and BMW M4 receives its ultimate refinement in the GTS. Not only have the engine characteristics and response behaviour been optimised – but its use of an innovative water injection system gives the engine a significant performance boost. With 500 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm, the BMW M4 GTS can reach 100 km/h in an impressive 3.8 seconds.

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It’s about cooling the intake air further down than the turbo’s charge air cooler can.


BMW M4 GTS CFK precision strut in the engine compartment

To get as close as possible to the power to weight ratio of a racing car, the BMW M4 GTS has a large number of carbon elements. The bonnet, boot lid, roof, rear diffuser, adjustable front splitter and adjustable rear wing are made of this particularly lightweight high-tech material. The highlight in the engine compartment is the carbon precision strut, which reinforces the entire front end of the vehicle and thus significantly improves steering precision.


BMW M4 GTS interior with racing shell seats

The developers have not only attached great importance to lightweight construction in the exterior. The interior also had to meet the strict requirements set during the development of the vehicle: carbon bucket seats, a lightweight centre console, the rear bench trim with lightweight luggage compartment partition wall. As well as this, it also includes a special lightweight door and side panels with door pull loops to complete the purist equipment. The M Sport steering wheel, with its ’12 o’clock’ marking, further emphasises the BMW M4 GTS’s motorsport character.


BMW M4 GTS cockpit with center console and M sports steering wheel

The standard 7-speed M dual-clutch gearbox with manual gear selection via paddle shift optimally transfers the power of the engine to the rear wheels at all times. Meanwhile, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres with 265/35 R19 front and 285/30 R20 rear dimensions bite into the asphalt for energetic propulsion. The 3-way M coilover suspension can be individually adjusted and can therefore be optimised for different routes all over the world.

BMW M4 GTS exterior details


With all the technical finesse of the BMW M4 GTS, successful performance shouldn’t fall by the wayside. Its weight-optimised M light-alloy wheels are forged in the exclusive 666 M star spoke styling in acid orange and burn brightly. They also house the powerful M carbon ceramic brakes, which ensure good deceleration even in racing. Another exclusive feature of the model can be found in the tail lights, as its bright OLEDS create a unique light signature and make the BMW M4 GTS appear particularly powerful at night.

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BMW M4 GTS interior with rollover cage
BMW M4 GTS Cockpit
BMW M4 GTS fire extinguisher
BMW M4 GTS M Carbon Compound wheels


When purchasing a BMW M4 GTS, the vehicle was equipped with the optional Clubsport package. In addition to a roll bar in Acid Orange behind the seats, the package also included 6-point belts suitable for racing use and an integrated fire extinguisher. In spring 2016 BMW M came up with another equipment option: the M Carbon Compound wheels. Their innovative material characteristics bring about a significant reduction in unsprung and rotating masses. Even better acceleration and deceleration values ​​were the result.


Driving BMW M4 GTS on the racetrack

With an outstanding time of 7:28 minutes on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife, the BMW M4 GTS attracted a lot of attention shortly after its debut. Hardly surprising, as even super sports cars with significantly more power reach similar times on the approximately 21-kilometre long track. The high-performance vehicle from BMW M has therefore delivered more than just that: intelligent lightweight construction and perfect handling are still an unbeatable combination and make the BMW M4 GTS the fastest production vehicle from BMW M on the ring, for now.

BMW M4 GTS on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife

The BMW M4 GTS on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife