BMW M division has released details on the M4 GTS concept that will have its debut at the 2015 Monterey Car Week in the State of California, USA.
The M Division claims to have gone back to its roots while designing the M4 GTS concept continuing the tradition from models like the BMW M3 Evolution that debuted back in 1988 to the BMW M3 CRT that was revealed in 2011.
Despite being a track-focused car, the M4 GTS is fully road-legal. It features a manually adjustable exposed carbon-fibre front splitter and rear wing to ensure an optimal aerodynamic balance, allowing the car to be adapted for individual racetracks or normal road use. The M4 GTS also incorporates a CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic) bonnet which helps in reducing the centre of gravity and weight of the car while the large front intakes minimise front axle lift.
The car sports a Frozen Dark Grey Metallic exterior paint scheme with contrasting Acid Orange accents. Other notable features include lightweight forged and polished alloy wheels which also feature Acid Orange highlights and rear tail lamps that incorporate the use of OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology.
The engine that powers the M4 GTS concept features a water injection system that was seen earlier in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. The technology allows for significant cooling of intake air resulting in a reduced tendency of engine ’knock’ enabling the turbocharged engine to use early injection timing and a higher boost pressure.
The car also features a sophisticated thermal management system for the engine along with ancillary units. It features a main radiator along with additional radiators for high and low temperature circuits, turbocharger and transmission to keep temperatures stable. It also gets an indirect intercooler assisted by an additional electric water pump.
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The press release has been embedded below for further details