BMW M4 GTS along with 3.0 CSL Hommage concepts headed to Pebble Beach
The M4 GTS will be based on BMW’s M4 MotoGP car
BMW will showcase a thinly disguised concept type of its upcoming M4 GTS at the Pebble Beach Concours next month
BMW will present two concept cars at the Pebble Beach Concours next month, with one set to preview the upcoming M4 GTS, along with the some other an evolution of the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept revealed in May.
The hot M4 GTS will take inspiration coming from BMW’s M4 MotoGP safety car, revealed back in February. the idea’s supposed to go on sale within the summer of 2016.
the auto uses a brand-new water injection system to regulate the temperature of its turbocharger; as a result power coming from the M4’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six engine can be increased to as much as 467bhp, well up coming from the standard style’s 425bhp.
Both the current M3 along with M4 are due to receive the water injection technology as part of a planned facelift next year.
The M4 GTS concept shown at next month’s event will be a thinly disguised type of the real car, with only minor styling adjustments differentiating the idea coming from the production type.
Designed to be a stripped-out, track-focused type of the regular M4, the GTS can be likely to offer a significantly lower kerb weight compared with the standard car’s 1572kg. the idea should also feature modified aerodynamic bodywork along with could include the same fixed rear wing as the MotoGP car.
The M4 GTS was inadvertently made known to the public after the idea was listed under the 4 Series section of BMW’s US website in May. The previous usage of the GTS badge was on an extreme variant of the previous-generation M3, in 2010. Only 150 examples of in which car were made.
BMW includes a history of previewing its fast cars at Pebble Beach. In 2013, the firm showcased a concept type of the M4 Coupe at the event.
the idea’s also understood in which BMW will show an updated type of its 3.0 CLS Hommage concept car at Pebble Beach, with an image of the auto’s steering wheel design being released on social media.
First unveiled at the Concourso d’Eleganza Villa d’este event in May, the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept was initially described as a one-off recreation of the classic 3.0 CSL coming from the early 1970s.
The 3.0 CSL Hommage was billed as a statement of intent, as BMW’s M Division seeks to make more extreme, lightweight cars to rival the likes of Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series designs. One of the first cars to be built to in which strategy will be the M4 GTS.
Although BMW officials have previously denied there are any plans to put the 3.0 CSL Hommage into production, the auto’s second outing at a major motor show could point to plans for a limited-run style being put on sale.
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