WEAPON OF CHOICE: Ultimate street legal track ready 368kW M4 already a sell out in Australia. Only 25 are heading Down Under, but will they be seen at the race track or in collectors' garages?
WEAPON OF CHOICE: Ultimate street legal track ready 368kW M4 already a sell out in Australia. Only 25 are heading Down Under, but will they be seen at the race track or in collectors' garages? Uwe Fischer

$300,000 BMW M4 GTS already sold out in Australia

BMW has confirmed Australia will receive 25 examples of its track-focused limited edition M4 GTS road-going race cars.

But if you fancied one, you're already too late folks. Despite a $295,000 price tag (before on-roads), all have already sold out before their September delivery date.  

BMW M4 GTS. Photo: Contributed
BMW M4 GTS. Photo: Contributed Uwe Fischer

Even more track focussed than its predecessor E46 M3 CSL of 2003, the M4 GTS finds 368kW/600Nm from BMW's twin turbo in-line six-cylinder found in the M3 and M4, helping it reach 100kmh in 3.8-seconds and on to 305kmh.

The GTS is 30kg lighter than a normal M4 thanks to extensive use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, including a carbon bonnet, rear diffuser, and adjustable front splitter and rear wing, joining the normal M4's carbon roof.  

Whether the 25 cars (from a global allocation of 700) will enjoy Aussie race tracks rather than just a collector's heated garaged remains to be seen, but the ability is there.

BMW Concept M4 GTS. Photo: Contributed
BMW Concept M4 GTS. Photo: Contributed

Three-way adjustable coilover suspension, Carbon-ceramic brake discs, light alloy wheels, carbon race bucket seats, no rear seat and Alcantara finish all feature, while opt for a no-cost Race Package (still street legal) and you get a steel half roll cage, six-point harness seat belts and fire extinguisher.

Not enough? Drop another $21,560 and you save a total of 7kg with M Carbon Compound wheels. Yep, really.

Slightly more attainable (we hope) is BMW's M3 30 Jahre, celebrating 30 years since the iconic original M3: the E30 M3.    

BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed
BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed

Based on the current 331kW/550Nm $144,900 M3 Competition model, the 30 Jahre cars - 500 available globally - feature Macao blue paint, carbon fibre front splitter and trims, mirror caps, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.

BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed
BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed

In Germany you pay an extra 10,000 Euros ($15,400) over a normal M3 Competition, so expect any Aussie-bound 30 Jahre cars to be around the $160,000 mark.  

BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed
BMW M3 30 Jahre. Photo: Contributed


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