BMW Concept M4 GTS revealed

BMW Concept M4 GTS

BMW turned up to Monterey Car Week with this Concept M4 GTS. It’s a preview of a harder core M4, it’s still a road car but it will have more of a track focus.

Mostly we’ve got a lot of photos and not much technical detail. We do know that the turbocharged six cylinder engine will feature a water injection system designed to reduce the temperature of the air in the intake manifold. In turn this allows increased boost pressure for the turbo leading to improved peak power and torque.

The system has been fitted and tested on the Safety Car used for the MotoGP series and clearly BMW is happy with the results so far.

For extra bling the rear lights on the Concept M4 GTS feature OLED technology. The compact installation height of the lights along with the ability to illuminate individual light modules independently offers a few tricks for designers.

Overall we reckon this concept looks pretty good. The reworked aero package is not too over the top and the rear wing is almost tasteful. Check out the images below and see what you think.

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Say hello to the BMW M4 GTS

BMW M4 GTS prototype

Hey, remember that wicked orange BMW M3 GTS? Well, good news, the new M4 is getting the GTS treatment too and here’s the video to prove it.

As you can see the M4 GTS will get a reworked and more aggressive front end, with a pretty big splitter by the looks. At the back there’ll be the obligatory and stupidly sized rear wing. Expect a fair portion of the interior to get chucked out, too, in a bid to shed weight.

It remains to be seen if the 3.0 inline six will get a serious makeover or if the BMW M GmbH boffins will simply turn up the wick on the turbos to create the extra 30kW or so it’s likely to have over the standard car’s 317kW.