The BMW M4 GTS. Ultra-desirable, lightweight performance model has always been part of the BMW philosophy. These limited-edition M-badged cars always deliver the ultimate in sports-oriented design, power with efficiency and precise driving dynamics.
Together with Limited numbers worldwide stated of just ‘700 cars’ with just 30 for the UK.
With a number of the edition being split around the world, first indications of 300 in the USA being the greatest market. I’m still breaking down numbers of sales throughout the world. However, the real total number is of much discussion at present. It’s believed that as many as 830 were made. About 280 LHD Euro spec. 120 RHD in total for all RHD countries. The remaining total being made up of USA LHD cars, which would be around the 400 mark. And the remainder being a collection of prototypes and press cars… official numbers will come out after a few years, when values and depreciation isn’t an issue!
I’m still of the belief that it is 700 worldwide cars. But the UK 30 cars is confirmed.
Three colours were available for the bodywork. As well as the exclusive Frozen Dark Grey metallic, customers could also choose from Sapphire Black metallic and Alpine White. A breakdown of the colours of the UK cars is at the bottom.
Very Few options were available, even the Individual options never made it on any of the UK cars, as far as my research has shown. However, owners who wanted to further enhance the race track credentials of their M4 GTS could fit one option, the Clubsport package. It included a roll cage in Acid Orange behind the front seats, race-specification six-point harness and a fire extinguisher. This was a no cost option and most car had it fitted.
Further individual touches can be added as optional extras. These include BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific display, BMW Online Entertainment and Internet to allow in car connection to online music streaming and internet access.
Finally for UK vehicles, there was an optional Carbon Fibre Interior Performance Package, which adds the unique BMW M Performance Alcantara steering wheel with OLED race display and carbon trim as well as the additional Carbon Fibre trim around the DCT Gear Selector. The Carbon Fibre Interior Performance Package was available for £1,090. They all came with the GTS Suspension Adjuster Kit.
UK Numbers for the Colours;
FROZEN GREY : 14
BLACK SAPPHIRE : 10
ALPINE WHITE : 6
I have the VIN numbers which start at 7701 and goes up to 7763.
VIN numbers 01 & 02 were both Press cars.
Colour by VIN:
The 30 UK Cars
7701 Frozen Grey / 7702 Alpine White / 7705 Black Sapphire / 7708 Black Sapphire 7710 Frozen grey / 7714 Alpine White / 7715 Sapphire Black / 7716 Sapphire Black / 7719 Frozen Grey / 7722 Sapphire Black / 7723 Alpine White / 7724 Sapphire Black / 7725 Frozen Grey / 7726 Sapphire Black / 7727 Frozen Grey / 7730 Sapphire Black / 7731 Alpine White / 7733 Frozen Grey / 7734 Frozen Grey / 7736 Frozen Grey / 7737 Frozen Grey / 7739 Alpine White / 7740 Alpine White / 7741 Frozen Grey / 7745 Frozen Grey / 7746 Sapphire Black / 7747 Sapphire Black / 7761 Frozen Grey / 7762 Frozen Grey / 7763 Frozen Grey
Please if you Know different on any of the above facts, please let me know.
With the official number still being unconfirmed this is early reports of country quota;
Sweden : 9 / South Africa : 23 / Australia : 25 / Japan : 30 / USA : 300 / France : 11 / Germany : 80 / China : 15 / Canada : 50 / Hong Kong : 1 – Indonesia : 1 / Mexico : 1 / Norway : 1 / Taiwan : 1 / Denmark : 1 Switzerland : 10 / Poland : 3 / Russia : 2 / New Zealand : 3 More to follow…