It seems like today is a day to celebrate Nurburgring lap times. Earlier we mentioned the Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy becoming the fastes small hot hatch around the Green Hell and now we’ve learned of some news regarding the BMW M4 GTS.
The new BMW M4 GTS takes the M4 to a completely new level with a number of new technologies being added to the car.
The biggest of the new technologies on the BMW M4 GTS is the innovative water injection system that uses water in the turbo system to cool the air allowing the engine to run at greater compression and the turbos to run higher boost. The end result is improved performance, economy and emissions.
While the BMW M4 produces a healthy 431 hp, the BMW M4 GTS completely blows it out of the water by producing 500 hp.
With such vast improvements through the car, it’s not much of a surprise that the BMW M4 GTS officially became the fastest BMW lap on the Nürburgring as it’s one of the most focused BMWs to tackle the circuit.
The guys at Sport Auto revealed that the time was a 7 minute 27.88 second lap time, which as we mentioned solidifies its places as the fastest BMW to ever lap the Nurburgring.
It’s faster in fact faster at the Nurburgring than a Ferrari 458 Italia, a McLaren MP4-12C and even the latest track special from the US, the Ford Shelby GT350R.
To put the the M4 GTS into context, it is in fact 25 seconds quicker around the Nurburgring than a standard BMW M4.
It’s one heck of a package from BMW and like it’s predecessors, the BMW M3 GTS and M3 CSL, it goes down in history as one of the fastest BMW production cars to lap the Nurburgring.