An even hotter version of the new BMW M4 is coming.
Now that the new BMW 4 Series has debuted, enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new M4. Thankfully, the wait is nearly over as the next-generation M4 is debuting this month alongside the new M3. While not everyone will love the new exterior design featuring the same massive kidney grille as the standard 4 Series, enthusiasts should have no complaints about the improved performance.
As standard, the new BMW M4 will pack a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six producing 480 horsepower in the base model and 510 hp in the range-topping Competition version. BMW hasn't unveiled the new M4 yet, but the automaker is already busy cooking up an even hotter variant.
A few days ago, a spy shot posted online appeared to show BMW testing a new M4 GTS. We only got to see the hardcore sports car from the back, but our spy photographers have sent us some new photos showing the M4 GTS from other angles. For the first time, we get to see the front of the new M4 GTS. While the car is covered in camouflage, the large grille is fully on display. The camo also can't hide the wider fenders and lower spoiler lip. But it's the rear of the car that catches our eye the most.
Whereas the standard M4 has a subtle trunk lid spoiler, the GTS version is equipped with a large fixed rear wing to keep the car glued to the track. It's also fitted with an unusual exhaust system with central quad tips similar to the Lexus RC F, as well as a prominent diffuser and a new rear bumper with fins on the outer corners.
The last-generation M4 GTS produced 493 hp, which was around 70 more hp than the regular M4. If the M4 GTS gets a similar power bump, it could have nearly 600 hp. Production will also likely be limited since only 803 examples of the previous M4 GTS were built. Since the regular M4 is debuting this month, the hardcore GTS version isn't likely to break cover until sometime in 2021 at the earliest.