Official Release: In spring 2016 the latest high-performance model from BMW M GmbH will be available with an additional equipment option which brings its exclusive, racing-inspired character even more prominently to the fore. The new BMW M4 GTS (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 199 g/km) – whose six-cylinder in-line engine develops 368 kW/500 hp with the help of the water injection system employed for the first time in a series-produced vehicle and which sets new standards in intelligent lightweight design with features including an array of components made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) – will be available from launch in March 2016 with another innovation in chassis technology.
The options list for the BMW M4 GTS will include M Carbon Compound wheels (front: 9.5 J x 19, rear: 10.5 J x 20), whose innovative material characteristics bring about a significant reduction in unsprung and rotating masses and therefore have a positive effect on the car’s acceleration and deceleration, steering responses and vibration levels.
Designed for the race track yet also approved for road use, this technological showpiece is therefore the world’s first series-produced vehicle that can be fitted with wheels boasting a CFRP/aluminium-composite construction. They enable around seven kilograms to be shaved off the weight of a BMW M4 GTS fitted with the already extraordinarily lightweight forged aluminium wheels specified as standard. Rim wells in exposed carbon also lend the BMW Carbon Compound wheels exclusive visual accents. The wheels are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres adapted specially for the BMW M4 GTS (front: 265/35 ZR19, rear: 285/30 ZR20).