BMW M4 CSL Vs M4 GT4 Track Battle Shows Small Gap


The German journalists at Sport Auto orchestrated a monitor battle between the BMW M4 CSL and the GT4 to showcase the hole between the hardcore highway automobile and the track-only machine. The journal’s check driver Christian Gebhardt made the journey to France to the Dijon-Prenois circuit and hopped behind the wheel of each M4 flavors.

At €187,000, the M4 GT4 is quite a bit cheaper than the €415,000 M4 GT3 whereas commanding a premium of practically €22,000 over the M4 CSL of which BMW is simply making 1,000 examples. Whereas nobody is cross-shopping the CSL and GT4 contemplating you may’t drive the latter on the highway, it’s attention-grabbing to see how a lot quicker the purpose-built race automobile is in its pure habitat.

Testing each automobiles on the identical day, Christian Gebhardt wanted 1 minute and 25.20 seconds to finish a lap of the French monitor within the M4 GT4. He wasn’t that a lot slower driving the M4 CSL as he crossed the end line in 1 minute and 27.56 seconds, that means the Competitors Sport Light-weight lagged behind by a little bit over two seconds.

The dynamic duo makes use of the identical S58 engine, a twin-turbo inline-six engine dialed to 550 horsepower, though output within the M4 GT4 varies relying on regulation. The principle distinction between the 2 is weight because the race automobile suggestions the scales at simply 1,400 kilograms (3,086 kilos) whereas the limited-run particular version for the highway has a dry weight of 1,625 kg (3,582 lbs).

BMW is probably going not achieved tweaking the M4 because the M boss advised us just a few months in the past there’s room within the lineup for a street-legal CS model to echo the M3 CS. As well as, the M4 is getting a totally fledged Life Cycle Impulse earlier than 2025, with manufacturing reportedly prolonged till the second half of 2028. Lots may occur in 5 years.

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