All heads turn as an unmistakable sound fills the air. Twelve BMW M4 GTS cars pull into the courtyard of the BMW M Test Centre in Nürburg, Germany. Soon, the Centre’s own “M mechanics” will set up the M4 GTS track mode (mounted front splitter / adjusted rear spoiler in top position) for every BMW M addict’s dream: race training on one of the world’s most demanding circuits.
The “Nordschleife” of the Nürburgring impressed Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 pilot and 3-time world champion so much so, that he dubbed it “The Green Hell”. Once a year, BMW’s “Faszination Nordschleife” training dares fans to race through the gates of the Green Hell – behind the wheel of a BMW. For these twelve BMW M4 GTS owners, the event is a visit to the original training grounds of their exhilarating cars. Since 1991, BMW M GmbH has been improving the development of cars at its own Test Centre, which is located in the heart of Nürburg city next to the race track. More than any other car, the BMW M4 GTS has benefited from this centre and the countless test runs on the 20.83 kilometres of the famous Nordschleife.