Autonomous journalist Jason Camisa has worked for several major publications over the years. While at Motor Trend he was probably most famous for his video work and now he is seen hosting a few different shows for Hager. However, Camisa is bringing a lot of her old videos to her current YouTube channel, which makes many of us want to revisit some of her past reviews. This is a car that is seemingly forgotten – BMW M4 GTS 7
I still remember writing our premiere story for the BMW M4 GTS. I remember waiting for the press release to find out about BMW’s newest, most extreme sports car at the time. Once the hub around the M4 GTS dies, though, enthusiasts begin to find problems with it; Its high cost, lack of performance compared to competitors, and sleek driving dynamics that required perfect configuration of its adjustable suspension were great. After that, the world – including me – forgot about the M4 GTS Better cars have come out and the world has moved on.
The BMW M4 GTS was a weird car. It was based on the F82 M4 but had a completely unique, and fully compatible, suspension setup, tons of lightweight material, very low sound deadening, a roll cage with a rear seat and a very unusual water-injection. System for engine. The latter will basically spray a fine mist of water into the combustion chamber, which will lower the charge temperature, allowing the BMW to increase the turbo boost without the risk of knocking the engine. The result was 495 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
That engine was only paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and sent power to the rear wheels only. It was designed as a track weapon, something to take on the Porsche 911 GT3, but is it really good enough? Check out Cammisa’s reviews from 2016 and find out. Again.