BMW has announced that the most hardcore 4 Series – the 2018 BMW M4 GT4 is now available. BMW originally unveiled plans for a GT4-spec M4 Coupe last year and now after testing it over 12,000 miles, the M4 GT4 is ready.
The 2018 BMW M4 GT4 costs 169,000 Euros (plus VAT)
The 2018 M4 GT4 is powered by a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine with more than 431 horsepower that is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The reason for the “more than 431 horsepower” rating is because the BMW M4 GT4 is the first BMW Motorsport car to be fitted with power sticks, which can be pre-programmed for different engine performance levels. Plug-and-Play gives BMW Motorsport customers the ability to react quickly and flexibly to changes to the Balance of Performance in various races.
The M4 GT4 borrows its carbon fiber hood from the M4 GTS, plus it also features carbon-fiber doors, motorsport-specific front splitters and rear wings, and a racing exhaust system. The seat, brakes and pedal box are borrowed from the BMW M6 GT3.
“Even after many years, the launch of a new car is still one of the absolute highlights for me as BMW Motorsport Director,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt at the presentation event in the paddock at the Nürburgring. “The start of the sales phase sees us reach another milestone with the BMW M4 GT4. We are looking forward to seeing the car enjoy success in the hands of our customer teams from 2018. We are offering our customers a sophisticated and reliable GT4 car, which incorporates all of BMW Motorsport’s expertise, coupled with the strong basis provided by the BMW M4 Coupé. The development of the BMW M4 GT4 focussed on mileage, cost efficiency and ease of maintenance.”