BMW showed off the 2016 M4 GTS at the Amelia Concourse, much to the amazement of attendees.
BMW is known for creating the ultimate driving machine, but a recent model took people’s breath away at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this past weekend. According to a report from Slash Gear, the company described the car as “the most agile, radical, and powerful M4 ever.”
The car appeared alongside some of the world’s most famous classic cars, including a few made by BMW. The M4 GTS is way more than just an M4 with a more powerful engine. BMW revamped the entire design, reducing the car’s curb weight, increasing its power, and even increasing its fuel efficiency.
A sleek and bold new body kit give the car a unique appearance. The hood is reinforced with carbon-fiber plastic, and comes with an adjustable front splitter. Aluminum also contributes to the reduced weight of the car. BMW reports that its DIN curb weight is just 3,329 pounds, a whole 200 pounds lighter than the standard M4.
The inside of the new M4 GTS is also different from the old model. The new model lacks a rear bench seat, which was replaced with a glass-fiber reinforced plastic panel. Above the panel is an Acid Orange roll cage built from high-strength steel, sporting colors to match the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and dashboard. The GTS logo is also easy to spot throughout the design of the car.
The Acid Orange wheels give the car a distinctive look. They are made from aluminum and measure 19 inches in the front, and 20 inches in the back.
The car’s engine is the real kicker, however. It has a 3.0 liter M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder engine, which can reach up to 493 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. BMW says the car can reach speeds of up to 189.5 miles per hour, and has a 0-60 time of roughly 3.5 seconds.
A news release from BMW describing the new M4 GTS can be found here.