2018 BMW M4 GTS First Drive Review

The next-gen 2018 BMW M4 GTS model was filmed last week during some hot laps at the legendary Nurburgring. These give us a glimpse of what to expect from this redesigned edition. The BMW brings a couple of improvements to this model, including the 3D LED taillights, LED headlights and an advanced navigation system.

2018 BMW M4 GTS front

2018 BMW M4 GTS – Exterior and Interior Design

The automaker introduces some mild updates to the exterior of revamped BMW M4 GTS. To begin with, it stands on black 20-inch alloy wheels. We are likely to find a powerful side profile and muscular hood. The front and rear fascia are going to remain unchanged. Its LED headlamps will come as standard on all trims, but new headlights comprising the hexagonal Light Emitting Diodes are likely to become optional.

The car’s kidney grilles highlight the vertical louvers while its air vents get the recessed mesh. However, the higher trims will feature several exterior elements that may encompass the front grille surround, rear M4 emblem and more. Its dual-exhaust outlets will get the black treatment.

Elegant Interior

When it comes to the 2018 BMW M4 GTS interior, we are likely to find simple updates in the interior design. Its front seats are probably graced with illuminated M emblem, and the entire vehicle is virtually littered with the supposed M logos. The car’s dash receives the contrasting double stitching, which complements the rest of the car’s interior upholstery. Chrome is liberally applied to realize a more upscale look.

Most importantly, the 2018 BMW M4 GTS will bring a host of updates to the infotainment system. Its infotainment screen will likely showcase new graphics. There will be an updated OS that comprises a multi-tile layout that is easy to use. Also, the professional navigation system is available as standard on all trim levels.

The navigation system provides either birds-eye view of the route or a more in-depth 3D view. It precisely exhibits buildings and structures in the surrounding area. Other standard elements may comprise BMW’s Connected-Drive services which accompany the upgraded Bluetooth connectivity, a WIFI hotspot as well as an inductive charging.

2018 BMW M4 GTS interior

Twin-Power Turbo Engine in the 2018 BMW M4 GTS

The 2018 BMW M4 GTS is likely to utilize the multi-award-winning M Twin-Power Turbo engine unit that executes up to 493 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under 3.8 seconds. With manually adjustable shocks and water-injection, this engine makes it easy for the M4 GTS to munch virtually anything that comes its way.

Worth noting, the redesigned model recorded a total lap time of seven minutes and twenty-eight seconds around Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

2018 BMW M4 GTS side

Price, Availability Date and Rivals

The 2018 BMW M4 GTS hits the dealerships this spring with two body styles. It may either come as a coupe or as a convertible with a folding hardtop. Its price tag probably stays close to the outgoing model.

Simply put, its price may range anywhere between $67,195 and $75,695. It will compete with the likes of the Lexus RC F, Cadillac ATS-V and the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe and cabriolet. Stay tuned for more updates as they arrive at our news desk.

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