During the past decade, car experts know that lots of BMW cars under the M series models didn’t make its way in the U.S. However, it’s good to know that times are now changing for the better, due to the fact that their newest M model, the 2016 BMW M4 GTS, will be sold in the United States along with E30 M3 Evolution and the more recent E92 M3 GTS models.
Under the Hood
Having a twin turbocharged V-6 under its hood, it is also remarkable to know that the 2016 BMW M4 GTS engine has a water injection capability. To those who didn’t know, water injection isn’t a new engine feature. As a matter of fact, it was originally used fifty years ago by General Motors in their ’62-’63 Oldsmobile Jetfire engine, which has the same technology that works like those of the rocket engine.
By means of a specially-made water solution, the engine is capable of cooling itself in a rapid pace, therefore resulting in creation of harmless water vapor. Needless to say, not only the heated engine is being cooled; the resulting vapor also gives the engine an additional boost, resulting to greater power and torque. In addition to that, due to the fact that the water is a harmless substance, the resulting water vapor won’t be much of a problem, either. The engine is also designed to use water injection only once the car reaches 5000 rpm, therefore avoiding unnecessary boosts and water refilling. It is also good to know that the water is being drained every time the engine is shutting down.
Exterior and Interior
The model’s price is somewhat twice compared than before due to the fact that, despite the almost similar outside appearance, BMW has most internal components changed in order to maximize its performance. As experts have noticed, this BMW model uses a lightweight interior trim, carbon-based roofing and ceramic brake rotors which are nonetheless very expensive parts.
- Category : Performance Sports Coupe and Convertible
- Engine : Twin Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC V-6
- Transmission : 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 493 hp @ 6250 rpm
- Torque : 443 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 3.4 seconds
- Top Speed : 190 mph
- Mileage : (City) 16 mpg; (Highway) 23 mpg
- Price : Starting at $134,200