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Boy-Racers Rejoice! The BMW M4 GTS is Now a Real Car

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New BMW M4 GTS

The BMW M4 GTS has made the transition from concept to reality, and we imagine many rich boy-racers are rejoicing. As if the regular M4 isn’t already powerful enough, this special, high-octane coupe packs 493 horsepower.

The M4 GTS is described as an “exclusive technological showpiece which elevates the potential of the BMW M4 Coupe to another impressive new level” and has the look and power to prove it. On the styling front, it features an aggressive aerodynamic body kit that adds a new hood and an adjustable front splitter and rear carbon fiber wing with CNC-machined aluminum mounts that are connected to the car’s carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) trunk lid.

Other highlights include LED headlights and OLED taillights (a first for any production vehicle), a carbon fiber diffuser, a titanium exhaust system and exclusive M light-alloy wheels wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The interior is spruced-up with an Alcantara-wrapped sport steering wheel, carbon-fiber bucket seats upholstered in exclusive Alcantara / Merino leather, a lighter centre console and revised door trim with pull loops instead of regular handles. The rear seats have been replaced with a glass-fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP) shelf and a rear panel, both of which are covered in Alcantara.

There is an optional Clubsport Package that adds a six-point harness, an Acid Orange roll bar and a fire extinguisher.

Under the hood of the BMW M4 GTS is a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine equipped with water injection technology that produces the aforementioned 493-hp (500 PS), as well as a 442 lb-ft. (600 Nm) of torque. A seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) sends all that power to the rear wheels, allowing the German coupe to accelerate from 0 to 62 km/h (100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 189.5 mph (305 km/h).

Handling and stopping have been improved by an adjustable M coilover suspension and carbon ceramic brakes.

For some perspective on how fast it is in both a straight line and around the bends, BMW claims their high-octane sports car can lap the in famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in an impressive 7.28 minutes.

Production of the BMW M4 GTS will be limited to just 700 units so act fast if you want one. Prices start at 146,200 EUR in Germany and 121,700 GBP in the UK.

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Five Of The Weirdest Cars Of All Time – Cool And Nutty

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1955 Messerschmitt KR175

It’s merely every automotive aficionados’ dream to know every detail about almost every automobile in existence, yet the vast majority of them cannot name even a handful of the weirdest cars to grace this planet and why they’re considered some of the most unusual contraptions ever made by any mainstream automaker. It’s very peculiar, don’t you think?

We’re here for you: With assistance from Tony of , we have put together five of the weirdest cars of all time — quite literally!

5.BMW Isetta

Despite maintaining a fantastic reputation for combining sheer opulence with effortless performance in practically every single model – apart from the Isetta, of course – and especially if you hadn’t seen the Isetta before, it’s fair to say that BMW has disappointed fans with this micro, and albeit somewhat uncanny automobile. For those who were expecting the Isetta to look similar to that of an extraterrestrial spacecraft, you’ll find yourself feeling a little bit disappointed that it looks similar to the classic Fiat 500 — or perhaps not!

BMW gave the Isetta a top speed of only 53 mph, which is hardly surprising given that this oddity of a car was produced in the early 1950s.

citroen cv2

4. Citroen 2CV

As a ‘Tin Snail’ first produced in the late 1940s, the quite fortunately holds a place on the list of the five weirdest cars of all time! Now, the 2CV is as basic as a car can be — it has seats that look similar to garden deckchairs, and you even have to provide your own radio too! — but that doesn’t minus the fact that Citroen has literally built an empty shell of a car without thinking much of the interior layout, possibly explaining why it’s so inexpensive even by today’s inflation-adjusted currency rates.

More to the point though, you’re probably looking at the 2CV and wondering why the bonnet is so oversized — it almost makes it look like something used in an old-fashioned, black and white themed television show, doesn’t it? But in fact, under its oversized bonnet is a little air-cooled 375cc two-cylinder petrol engine that offers a top speed of 45 mph and a total of 50,000 miles — rather impressive for an older car!

1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero

3. 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero

If you were to look at the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero today, you’d probably just assume that something uncanny left it here before returning to their normal life.Bbut in actual fact, this slick sports car is just another peculiar-looking car that every automotive aficionado is eager to talk about!

Here we have it, in its rarest form, the Lancia HF Zero and its custom-built chassis with the Fulvia HF suspension at the rear to complement its racing car features extremely well. This spectacular and mind-blowing performance machine has enough strange sex appeal to earn third place on the list of the five weirdest cars of all time!

2. 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

Although a relatively modern design that was unveiled in 2001, the BMW Gina Light Visionary Concept is considered to be one of the weirdest cars of all time! Just by looking at the structure, it’s clear that BMW wanted to go full-out bonkers when designing this uncanny car, deciding to go for more of a bizarre and creased-looking look that doesn’t really sit well with everyone.

Being a sports car concept, the BMW Gina Light Visionary Model was designed solely for the purpose of satisfying those sports-orientated individuals who enjoy experimenting with unusual and absurd looking cars from renowned automobile brands.

1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo

1. 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo

If not for its conventional sports car interior structure and comfortable seats, the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo would utterly look like some sort of extraterrestrial spacecraft, wouldn’t it? But watching it racing towards the finish line on solid ground just makes it one of the world’s weirdest cars of all time, even though it’s actually quite normal to some people.

Of course, if you were to sit behind the wheel of the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo, or even in the passenger seat, you’ll probably feel as though you’re about to ascend into the outer space! Rest assured that ascending into space is quite unlikely for anything with a steering wheel and a little engine– or anything that looks as though it should be on a race track heading towards the finish line! So, when you find yourself somewhat confused and can’t seem to name one of the world’s most peculiar cars, just think of the 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo — the by a wide margin.

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Top Five Compact Executive Cars You Should Consider

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BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class Audi A4

The battle among the world’s premium car brands is as fierce as ever, with plenty of capable cars to choose from. Although , compact executive sedans remain the go-to models for buyers making their first foray into owning a luxury car.

Yes, such cars command a premium price, but know that you’re getting the finest balance of performance, luxury and technology. Without further adieu, here our pick of the top 5 compact executive sedans you should consider.

New-2015-Mercedes-C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

As far as luxurious elements and elegant appearance are concerned, it’s very evident that Mercedes-Benz has exceeded all expectations with the C-Class sedan, explaining why you see the model everywhere. The C-Class is made for those who appreciate cars with, well, class and don’t mind paying a bit extra for it. The dashboard has a simple yet elegant layout and is arguably much easier to manage than many other executive cars. The Mercedes-Benz C-Classis available at .

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Audi A4

Not only is the latest Audi A4 considered one of the best executive sedans on the market, but it is also well-suited for sports-oriented drivers. The car glides through the narrowest and sharpest roads with little trouble, and there really isn’t much more you could ask for from a premium, executive fastback. For something more sleek in appearance, have a look at the Audi A5.

New Red Jaguar XE, front

Jaguar XE

As the new kid on the block, the Jaguar XE has quickly risen to the top of its class in terms of performance. It’s not unusual for drivers to invest in Jaguar models based only appearance and the brand’s reputation — the XE is an attractive saloon inside and out — but they will be taken aback by its class-leading handling and abundant power.

2016 BMW 3-Series

BMW 3 Series

Essentially the face of the premium compact sedan segment, the 3 Series offers adjustable features that enable drivers to make the most of their ride, whether looking for a quiet and smooth experience, or a drive puts a smile on your face. Despite the cost of the BMW 3 Series, its power, ride and exceptional feature balance makes ir a model worth paying for!

2016 Infiniti Q50, red

Infiniti Q50

Often forgotten in the midst of the big-name contenders, the Infiniti Q50 is Nissan’s successful upmarket brand taking on Europe’s finest. Its high-quality interior, gadget-packed cockpit and roomier cabin are just three reasons why it’s non-obvious choice for those looking for a compact premium sedan.

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BMW M3 CS Is The Ultimate 3 Series, Packs 453HP

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BMW M3 CS performance sedan

Joining the limited-edition BMW M4 CS, the first ever BMW M3 CS amplifies the performance of the with more power and a lighter weight.

The performance-tuned German sports sedan is built around an evolution of the standard M3’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine, which has been tuned to produce 453 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque compared to the stock 425 HP and 406 lb-ft. The engine breathes through an M-made sports exhaust system, and all that power is sent to the rear wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The powertrain allows the M3 CS to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) from a stop in 3.7 seconds, making it 0.2 seconds faster than the regular M3. Top speed is capped at 174 mph (280 km/h).

Like the M4, the M3 CS benefits from a long list of carbon fiber add-ons — the hood, roof panel, rear spoiler, and diffuser integrated into the rear bumper are all made from the lightweight material — that make it 110 pounds (50 kg) lighter than its lesser sibling while lowering its center of gravity.

The weight saving measures extend to the interior, where BMW’s engineers added lightweight sport seats. It’s not a stripped-out track car, however, maintaining all five seats and convenience features like automatic climate control and a Harman Kardon surround sound system.

The interior also boasts an M sports steering wheel and more Alcantara trim.

Orders for the BMW M3 CS in May 2018. You have to act fast if you want one, because production is limited to 1,200 units worldwide, and only 550 is allocated to America. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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