BMW’s all new special high-performance version of the popular M4 coupe, the BMW M4 GTS breaks cover at the 2016 SA Festival of Motoring (SAFoM). By Staff Writer
The SAFoM is taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 31 August to 4 September 2016.
In keeping with the show’s “festival of speed” theme, BMW South Africa’s focus at the show will be on the BMW M sub-brand.
One of the highlights of the BMW stand will be the unveiling of the new BMW M4 GTS as well as BMW Motorsport’s top model for GT racing, the BMW M6 GT3, which will be driven by Jens Klingmann from Team Schubert.
The BMW M4 GTS elevates the potential of the BMW M4 Coupe to another impressive new level.
With its powerful, motor sport-inspired looks and high-performance technology, the BMW M4 GTS has its sights set squarely on the race track.
At the same time, the sharpest BMW M4 of all – like its BMW M stablemates – can also hold its own on public roads.
BMW is launching the BMW M4 GTS in a special edition limited to 700 units to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BMW M3, which has been in production since 1986.
The BMW M4 GTS uses the multi-award-winning six-cylinder in-line turbo engine from the BMW M3/M4, but adds innovative water injection technology to give the 3.0-litre unit a substantial power boost. The water injection system raises the engine’s output significantly – to 368 kW – and increases torque to 600 Nm, yet still keeps fuel economy and CO2 emissions at the level of the BMW M4 Coupe (8.5 litres per 100 km, 199 g/km).
This makes the BMW M4 GTS the most agile, radical and dynamically potent model in the range. It races from a standstill to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds and hits a limited top speed of 305 km/h.