In a show packed with exotic models, the M4 stole the show.
BMW has just stunned the automotive world in Florida with the performance of its 2016 BMW M4 GTS.
BMW is calling it the most “agile, radical, and powerful M4 ever,” and it was certainly the showstopper at Amelia Island Concourse d”Elegance in Florida this weekend, facing off against a number of exotic models, including a few other BMW models, and still coming off shining, according to a SlashGear report.
The M4 is a completely redesigned car that has lower curb rate and greatly increased power. It has an aggressive body kit and a frame that is built out of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, along with aluminum, resulting in a lightweight car with lots of power under the hood.
The car certainly had a striking look at the show. It had a smooth, steely exterior with acid-orange wheels, certainly making it stand out from the crowd.
The engine is a 3.0-liter M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder, which has 493 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. or torque, reaching top speeds of nearly 190 miles per hour and blasting off from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.
“The BMW M4 GTS features the innovative water injection system that has already provided a significant output and torque boost in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. The water is injected into the plenums of the intake manifold as a fine spray,” BMW states on its website. “When the water vaporises, the intake air cools significantly. As a result, the final compression temperature in the combustion chamber – and therefore the engine’s tendency to “knock” – is reduced, enabling the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine to use higher boost pressure and earlier injection timing. This technology ensures an increase in output and torque, while at the same time reducing the thermal stress on performance-relevant components.”
As for the chassis, “front splitter and rear wing are manually adjustable, ensuring perfect aerodynamic balance and allowing the vehicle to be to be adapted for both individual racetracks and for use on the road.”