That's a bit of a beating.
Putting the whole Nurburging lap time reliability debate to one side for a moment, German publication Sport Auto has revealed the new turbocharged M4 Coupe posted a time of 7m 52s at the Ring. That’s a full 13 seconds quicker than the V8-powered M3 Coupe that only managed 8m 05s. The M4 in question was running with a dual-clutch transmission, ceramic brakes and sticky Michelin Pilot Supersport tires, and its time around the 12.8-mile course bested that of the Audi RS5 Coupe (7m 59s) and Mercedes C63 AMG (8m 01s).
However it couldn’t match the 7m 44s time set by the Porsche 911 Carrera S and fell short of the 7m 50s time set by the E46 BMW M3 CSL. Before you get excited, don’t expect a more hardcore CSL variant of the M4 to come along anytime soon. BMW, as proved by its rapid Ring time, is adamant the 1,500 kg, 425-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder-powered M car is quick enough.