BMW celebrates 50 years of its M division and presents a new GT4 version of its current M4, with 550 horsepower.
You could say that BMW is pretty busy right now. Because if the brand is obviously preparing its massive electrification, by launching new trendy models, the firm with the propeller does not forget its sports range. All the more so this year, as 2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the M division, founded in 1972. A real event for the Bavarian firm, which does not intend to sit idly by and which plans all kinds of meetings and celebrations of all kinds. On the program, the arrival of new sports models, including the highly anticipated BMW M3 Touring, among others.
A few weeks ago, the manufacturer also gratified us with a new version of its M4, called CSL, on the occasion of the Villa d’Este elegance competition. But BMW has not yet finished with the sports sedan, since it now lifts the veil on another version of its sports car, even more extreme and in particular dedicated to use on the circuit. Called M4 GT4, this variant borrows some elements from the GT3, and is much more aggressive than the CSL, which could almost seem too wise next to this newcomer to the catalog.
Up to 550 horsepower
As you have no doubt noticed, this new BMW M4 GT4 is distinguished by a more aggressive style, with its revised grille compared to the standard version, as well as its imposing body kit. This includes a front blade, a new shield with enlarged air intakes, side skirts or an even more imposing rear diffuser, not to mention the spoiler, taken from the GT3 just like the roof. On board, the presentation could not be more stripped, even if the sporty one comes standard with many equipment, including the heated windscreen, the air conditioning as well as the ventilated Recaro seat.
If the six-cylinder in line is renewed here, it takes a leap forward and offers no less than 550 horsepower in total, for a torque of 650 Nm. Everything is then sent to the rear wheels via an automatic gearbox ZF seven-speed, while a self-locking differential improves handling in curves. The sports car also benefits from a five-level adjustable anti-roll bar and a 10-level traction control system.
It will then cost no less than €187,000 for this new BMW M4 GT4, compatible with all GT4 racing series.