Along with the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, BMW unveiled it’s BMW M4 racecar for the road, the Concept M4 GTS
Even before Pebble Beach officially kicks off, as is tradition for car companies a couple of models have been unveiled before setting tire on the fairway. BMW introduced online earlier yesterday (Aug. 14, 2015) its BMW M4 GTS Concept. BMW M GMbH have taken their stock BMW M4 and threw on an aggressive aero treatment as well as a bit of a power booster in the form of a water injection system.
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Fist, there’s the aero and styling treatments. BMW calls this style of coloring and aero treatment its 666M style. The entire body has been painted in a dark grey metallic finish. Outlining the wheels as well as the adjustable front spoiler are orange accents. Both the front splitter and rear wing are fully adjustable albeit manual. There isn’t any clearcoat on this carbon fiber as it’s all fully exposed. The aluminium hood has been replaced with a CFRP (Carbon fiber reinforced plastic one) for less weight and a large gaping maw up front feeds the air intake and reduces front axle lift. On all four corners are a set of polished light-alloy wheels in staggered fitment with 9.5 x 19’s up front and 10.5 x 20’s in the rear.
The real piece de resistance is BMW’s water injection system that cools the ambient temperature of the air intakes inlet manifold thus absorbing heat and increasing potential energy from combustion to increase. With the water injection in play, BMW can up the boost while safely reducing an engine’s tendency to knock in high boost applications. No word on exactly how much power is made.
Out back BMW is proud to display a set of OLED’s (Organic light emitting diodes) which when activated, are supposed to be brighter and more precise than current rear lighting technology.
If and when this BMW M4 GTS makes it to production, it’ll obviously be limited production numbers only. Hopefully, BMW will reveal more details as the weekend goes on.