Since the uber-limited 2016 BMW M4 GTS Coupe’s release, the hype has only continued to grow, and one thing is certain: the ridiculously track-worthy M is as entertaining to drive as it is fast and attractive. The days of buying a new 2016 BMW M4 may be long gone, but this near flawless example offered here is about as close as one can possibly get, as it comes with less than 500 careful miles from new. Being 1 of the 300 out of 830 examples allocated for the United States, it’s safe to say this is one the most pristine examples one can possibly find on these shores. The Black Sapphire Metallic paint presents remarkably well and combines with the featherlight carbon fiber placed throughout to create envy among onlookers. The universal equation, “light = might” is in full effect, as carbon fiber has been utilized in the door panels, rear wing, diffuser, splitter, hood, trunk, and even the driveshaft, which all help this BMW to reach blistering performance numbers. As the window sticker will show, the first owner also checked the box for an upgraded dealer option wheel package which added $15,000 to the final sticker price, bringing the final price above $149,000.
Powered by the M4’s successful S55 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine, the GTS’s powertrain has been brilliantly engineered to deliver 493 horsepower with 0-60 mph in less than 3.8 seconds and a reported top speed of 190 miles per hour. Myriad innovative developments have made this simply blistering performance possible. Most importantly, the S55 engine is blessed with a water injection system whereby water is sprayed into the intake plenum at or above 5,000 rpms. As the water rapidly evaporates, the post-intercooler air is cooled to temperatures between 80 to 120 degrees, which delivers 49 more horsepower. Other features that satiate the need for speed include damper adjustment, which can vary from low-speed compression to high-speed compression and rebound. Then, there is an effective 20 millimetres of adjustment in the ride height; the splitter and wing are seemingly infinitely adjustable and provide significant downforce and the shocks are manually adjustable. This pinnacle of M-series engineering was truly envisioned with the ultimate in driver enjoyment and pitch-perfect handling as a priority.
The interior is everything one would want when it comes to modern conveniences and stylish looks. The cabin cocoons its occupants in sharp black leather mixed with Alcantara upholstery and exposed carbon fiber. A host of modern conveniences include a navigation system with trackpad, parking sensors, adaptive headlights, BMW assist system, HD and satellite radio, a heads-up display and atmospheric lighting, lightweight door pulls, manual sports seats, and rad analog gauges. The air-conditioning and heating systems are both in well-working order, ensuring a comfortable ride while in the cabin.
With less than 500 careful miles since new, this near-flawless BMW is one of the most pristine examples of the 300 out of 830 allocated units that made it to our shores. Complete with track pack performance, it boasts a four-point roll cage, featherlight carbon fiber seats as well as an exterior carbon fiber package. This glorious beast is primed and ready to take to the track, dazzle curbside at valet or continue to appreciate in a climate-controlled garage. If you missed the rare opportunity to own a BMW M4 GTS upon its release, don’t make the same mistake twice, as this is your best bet to buy a virtually new example right now.