BMW M4 GTS – 500 HP Sports Car at Nordschleife Race Track Video
November 1, 2015
Posted by: BMWUX
The lap time of the M4 GTS at the Nordschleife race track in Nürburg, Germany clocked in at 7 minutes and 28 seconds.
In this video, you can see the 500 HP BMW M4 GTS drifts smoothly across the Nordschleife race track where every millisecond counts. A fraction of the time difference can separate the first place from the second.
BMW M4 GTS Specs
The M4 GTS has more horsepower, more torque, and more speed compared to the standard M4 model.
500 HP (493 BHP)
442 lb-ft torque
Top speed of 189.5 mph
DIN kerb weight of 1,510 kilograms (ECE kerb weight: 1,585 kg).
The BMW engineers worked meticulously for the development of the special powertrain, chassis, and lightweight construction of the powerful M4 GTS.
Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH, stated:
“They sharpen the character of the BMW M brand and embody an emotionally rich and exclusive driving experience. We’ve taken a radical route with the set-up of the BMW M4 GTS to create a sports machine for the race track that delivers top-end dynamics and inspirational performance. It allows us to demonstrate what is possible today with a road-legal car. Owners can drive their BMW M4 GTS to circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring or Laguna Seca – for Clubsport events, for example – and then set lap times there that raise the bar to extremely high levels for road-legal cars.”
OLED Tail Lights
One distinctive feature of the M4 GTS is the OLED tail lights. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diodes are BMW’s new cutting-edge LED lighting technology that lights up to a homogeneous effect. This means that each LED light emits light in the form of a point. The OLED brings out the sleek L-shaped contour of the tail lights where they measure 1.4 millimeters in height. Unfortunately, this feature is currently not available in the North American production models.
Water injection technology
The BMW M4 GTS uses a 6-cylinder in-line turbo similar to that of the new BMW M3 and M4. The game-changer is the addition of the Water Injection technology, which gives the 3.0-liter unit a horsepower boost to 500 HP.
Goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 MPH) in just 3.8 seconds and with the top speed of 189.5 MPH, this makes the BMW M4 GTS the agilest, most radical and dynamic model in BMW’s repertoire.
The interior is entirely focused on BMW’s commitment to the Motorsport culture. Both the driver and passenger seats are equipped with the carbon fiber M bucket seats, which weight 50 percent less than the BMW M4 sports seats.
The optional Clubsport Package can further enhance the affinity of the BMW M4 GTS with the race track. It includes a roll bar of Acid Orange positioned behind the front seats, a race-specific six-point harness and a fire extinguisher.
Along with the exclusive Alcantara or Merino leather seat covering, the interior is further graced with Alcantara material on the M sports steering wheel, three-point seat belts, and signature M stripes in the backrests.