The result of this process is an output of 493 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, put to the rear wheels through a seven-speed M dual clutch transmission. That’s an improvement of 68 horsepower and 36 pound feet of torque over the standard M3/M4.
That added power is made even more effective by the M4 going on a diet in GTS form. The widespread use of carbon fiber, removal of rear seats and other nips and tucks all help bring curb weight down to 3,329, which is a reduction of 200 pounds. At this time is it unclear if that represents the U.S. or international curb weight.
The M4 GTS also gets an impressive three-way coil-over suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and staggered wheels. The wheels measure 19-inches in the front and 20 inches in the back, and are fitted in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
BMW did not release pricing information, but it was quick to boast another number–the 7:28 lap time it put up at the famed Nurburgring. Another important number is 300–the portion of the 700-car production run slated for the U.S. market!