Automakers have been religiously upgrading current models and experimenting on various combinations to formulate a perfect vehicle for customers. Then there are the aftermarket tuning companies ready to save the day just in case we want something more than what’s in store.
The BMW M4 for instance has been subject to various extensive aftermarket alterations, from visual to performance-oriented upgrades. There are a few satisfying customizations but a particular M4 has been drawing a lot of attention lately.
M4 that we are referring to is a tuned BMW M4 GTS. Aside from the water injection system developed by Bosch, this particular M4 is exceptional because of its pleasing appearance. On top of its already special Yas Marina blue paintjob, this particular M4 comes with a special matte wrap. It effectively draws attention by maintaining its eye-catching standard color but with enough hint of spice to bring out improved road presence which sets it apart from any ordinary M4 GTS – if there is an “ordinary” M4 GTS, by the way.
Aside from the special wrapping, this M4 also received some exterior upgrades in the likes of a large rear wing courtesy of RevoZport and a rear diffuser and side skirts care of PSM Dynamic. To give it more oomph, this M4 is also fitted with a set of all-black HRE R101 wheels for an even more intimidating look. Moreover, it has a two-way adjustable suspension thanks to KW and Dinan sway bars and control arms.
The upgrades do not end there though as its powertrain has also received a bit of tinkering. This M4 has received VF Engineering tuning and an exhaust system courtesy of Akrapovic. Its makers haven’t released any power figures yet but we’re pretty sure its twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine has enough power to match its already intimidating looks.
BMW M4 is already awesome as it is, with a 425-horsepower twin-turbo inline-six engine in either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. Plus there’s the Competition package adding around 14 horsepower, making a total of 444 horsepower. The M4 GTS however is more powerful with 493 horsepower coming from its 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine and water injection system; however, it is only available as a coupe with an automatic drivetrain while the regular versions come with a convertible version.
Rest assured, any of these versions perform as well as its legendary M ancestors. With the Competition package, the M4 coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds while the convertible version has an acceleration time of 4.3 seconds; the M4 GTS on the other hand, goes from a standstill to 62 mph in only 3.8 seconds.
The M4 is already a strong contender coming fresh from the Bavarian automaker’s production plants, what more with an upgrade such as this one. Hopefully this version doesn’t end up like that tuned Mustang GTT at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. In general, we think this M4’s wicked.