The more potent version of the standard BMW M4, the M4 GTS, was launched last year around the same period, with the model being seen in lots of reviews, smashing videos and tens of drive tests. Now a new drive test carried out by Drive.com.au is giving us the chance of reviewing most of the car`s impressive highlights.
Aussie magazine Drive.com.au has taken the BMW M4 GTS out for a spin on public roads near New South Wales, having the opportunity of testing out its driving capabilities and sheer performance under the hood. The model handles extremely well on public roads and tight corners, especially since it sits low to the ground, proving as well a comfortable ride with increase stability, all thanks to the adjustable suspension and lowering springs.
The power is also felt at a completely new level, as the BMW M4 GTS comes with brute force, thanks to 500 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. And the straight line is run with an amazing engine sound, also thanks to the titanium exhaust system.
Besides the sheer powertrain, the car`s impressive performance is also achieved thanks to the much more improved handling dynamics and updated steering, all complemented by a lightweight platform, tweaked with carbon fiber composites all around the body. Amongst the most important parts, we should mention the carbon fiber reinforced plastic on the bonnet, roof, front splitter, rear diffuser and extremely wide and adjustable rear wing.
As a reminder, the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine works closely with the car`s new water injection cooling system, first fitted underneath the M4 MotoGP, and which allows the M4 GTS increase the turbo boost pressure and thus generate more torque and power. All the power is channeled to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.