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BMW previews the new BMW M4 GTS

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It’s been just 12 months since the BMW M4 Coupe was launched and already, the BMW M Division is presenting an initial preview of a high-performance model for use on the road and, above all, on the race track.

The BMW offshoot, founded in 1972 as BMW Motorsport GmbH, not only caused a sensation with its iconic BMW M1 racing car, but also developed the first turbocharged engine to win the Formula One World Championship and was the force behind what remains the world’s most successful racing touring car – the Group A BMW M3. 

The new BMW Concept M4 GTS continues the tradition of BMW M3 special models already illuminated by the M3 Evolution of 1988, the M3 Sport Evolution of 1990, the M3 GT of 1995, the M3 CSL of 2003, the M3 GTS of 2010 and BMW M3 CRT of 2011. 

The M4 GTS concept showcases new technologies destined to make their series production debut in a new model, which is set to be unveiled at a later date, including the innovative water injection system that has already provided a significant output and torque boost in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. 

In addition, the BMW Concept M4 GTS has rear lights with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology, which gives the high-performance model a whole new look when darkness falls. 

Frank van Meel, president of BMW M Division, said: “While the BMW M4 Coupe embodies the ideal combination of motorsport genes and unrestricted everyday usability, the BMW Concept M4 GTS previews an emotionally powerful and exclusive special model conceived with an eye for trailblazing technology and a keen focus on the race track. Despite its outstanding track ability, it is still fully road-legal. This is racing technology for the road in the truest sense.”

The world premiere of the BMW Concept M4 GTS will take place over the course of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend in California on 13 August 2015. 

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