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      01-26-2017, 02:24 PM   #23
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Bimwad fan : " hey man what a cool car "

Owner: " yes its an M4 GTS ... it's my track car "

Bimwad fan: " Did you get the extended leather ? ".
The Gts is not just a track car. For me, it is a car you can actually drive to the track and occasionally track. And, since I plan to use mine mostly as a daily driver (not a qarage queen), I do care what it looks like (and sound like) inside. The interior finish is stunning and the look and feel of the alcantara leather, details like the door handles, carbon fiber doors, stunning roll cage, etc..., are all part of the experience.
If I wanted a car just for the track, there are a lot of other options out there for a lot less money.
To each his own...

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Looks great!
The quick throttle blips makes it sound like it's running only on methane derived from some member of the legume family. Sorry for my fifth grade mind, but It sounds like it's ripping farts! Usually their exhausts sound great so maybe it's my lousy iPhone speaker.
Anyway, still looks great. And yes, I even mean the orange 666 wheels!

Farting is absolutely the most common adjective for the S55 exhaust note and overrun
Nope not just you, it sounds horrible .
Ok, glad it's not just me and my juvenile sense of humor!
Of course, what do u know? I think my stock M235i exhaust sounds better than the stock M4 exhaust. But sometimes, late at night, I hear the siren call of the aftermarket..."
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I love it!!!

So happy they built the GTS!
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Awesome! I might need to think about the European sun visors ✔️
Rubbing alcohol is cheaper. Same overall effect.
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Love the sound.
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Stunning pictures!
The fire extinguisher shield SHOULD face the front (in case of a shock or heavy braking).

FYI, I have seen a lot more good reviews that bad ones on the gts, from all over the world.
US magazines seem to trash everything but Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. Nothing is ever mentioned about the awful plastic interior in those cars. I could not stand it for everyday driving. I definitely care more about EVO's reviews than Car and Driver's.
Most of the reviews of Mustangs and Camaros vs the M4 DO mention the interiors of the respective cars and how they do not compare well to the M4. Now the Corvette interior is seemingly better. Seeing how the Corvette is more of true 911 competitor than any M4. And the Corvette Grand Sport is a direct competitor to the 911 GT3 RS.

Also, look at the Mustang GT350/R's engine. A far more bespoked engine (and way better sounding to many people) than the M4 GTS. One of the best sleeper performance cars, has been discontinued. That would be the Chevy SS.

Let's just say that the Americans have drastically improved in quality and performance and have still kept their value per horsepower. Whereas the Germans, BMW in perticular, have made small increments, yet their prices have skyrocketed compared to what they offer.
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The Gts is not just a track car. For me, it is a car you can actually drive to the track and occasionally track. And, since I plan to use mine mostly as a daily driver (not a qarage queen), I do care what it looks like (and sound like) inside. The interior finish is stunning and the look and feel of the alcantara leather, details like the door handles, carbon fiber doors, stunning roll cage, etc..., are all part of the experience.
If I wanted a car just for the track, there are a lot of other options out there for a lot less money.
To each his own...

No worries ... enjoy your GTS.. whether you want to drive it to work daily...or make it a museum piece on a rotating platter in your basement. It's your car!

I am going to have to check you on your DAILY comment.. I see that you are in chi-town.. I was born and raised in Indiana and I daily drove my E30 M3 in the winter... So... since you say yours is a DAILY.. Post up a photo of your car in the SNOW.... I'll give you mad props


Until then.... I certainly agree.. to each their own indeed!!

my idea of a track car is a car one where there is no passenger seat, no radio.. No sound deadening.. and barely even a dash... unfortunately for me.. .. there are two many people that want a combination luxury vehicle / track car. Hopefully BMW doesn't cater to the LUXO folks on an M2 GTS..

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my track car.... not a daily driver ..

I really want to see snowy M4 GTS pics
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Most of the reviews of Mustangs and Camaros vs the M4 DO mention the interiors of the respective cars and how they do not compare well to the M4. Now the Corvette interior is seemingly better. Seeing how the Corvette is more of true 911 competitor than any M4. And the Corvette Grand Sport is a direct competitor to the 911 GT3 RS.

Also, look at the Mustang GT350/R's engine. A far more bespoked engine (and way better sounding to many people) than the M4 GTS. One of the best sleeper performance cars, has been discontinued. That would be the Chevy SS.

Let's just say that the Americans have drastically improved in quality and performance and have still kept their value per horsepower. Whereas the Germans, BMW in perticular, have made small increments, yet their prices have skyrocketed compared to what they offer.
Yet, Chevrolet's sales in the high performance premium segment in Europe are anemic compared to that of Porsche. While the Corvette brand may have a captive audience in the US market, they still need to radically up their game to be considered a global competitive player.
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Rubbing alcohol is cheaper. Same overall effect.
Yes it removes the decal, but there always seems to be a residue which presents as a shiny rectangle in the area once occupied by the sticker. Have you had any luck in overcoming that? Fran
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      01-26-2017, 08:34 PM   #41
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my track car.... not a daily driver ..

I really want to see snowy M4 GTS pics
Cool pics!

As I mentioned in several other posts the gts will be my daily from March to December (those tires are not ideal in sub zero temps). The salt actually bothers me more than the snow for a car I intend to keep for many years to come.
My daily drivers for the past 12 years have been an e46 (sold with over 100,000 miles) and an f80 (winter tires sets for both of course). I must have missed 5 days of driving in those 12 years due to real blizzards. I reluctantly borrowed my wife's car on those days.
For the gts, I am drawing the line and I bought a small SUV for those 3 months of sub zero temps (got the gts only 3 weeks ago). I will be happy to keep you posted on the mileage and the daily driving experience (potholes included) starting in March. It is too great a car not to enjoy it everyday by then.
Who knows, by next winter I might not be able to spend one day without it and will get new winter wheels and tires for it.
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I'd sell my soul for this car. Actually, that's a lie. I'd give it away.

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Truth be told sound wise, from inside the car with windows up, it actually sounds awesome in sport mode and even sport+. From outside the car or with the windows down, esp. in sport+, it can be a bit obnoxious. Sport+ is definitely not the mode for driving through the neighborhood or rolling into work unless you want some dirty looks .

Still loving the car!
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my track car.... not a daily driver ..

I really want to see snowy M4 GTS pics
Cool pics!

As I mentioned in several other posts the gts will be my daily from March to December (those tires are not ideal in sub zero temps). The salt actually bothers me more than the snow for a car I intend to keep for many years to come.
My daily drivers for the past 12 years have been an e46 (sold with over 100,000 miles) and an f80 (winter tires sets for both of course). I must have missed 5 days of driving in those 12 years due to real blizzards. I reluctantly borrowed my wife's car on those days.
For the gts, I am drawing the line and I bought a small SUV for those 3 months of sub zero temps (got the gts only 3 weeks ago). I will be happy to keep you posted on the mileage and the daily driving experience (potholes included) starting in March. It is too great a car not to enjoy it everyday by then.
Who knows, by next winter I might not be able to spend one day without it and will get new winter wheels and tires for it.
Definition: daily

a : occurring, made, or acted upon every day



Awesome on all .. However ... don't fool yourself .. A three season vehicle is not a daily driver and of course I suspected as such !

Props to you for driving it often!

Good call on the SUV as TRULY daily driving an M4 GTS (as in it literally being ones only vehicle ) would be pretty hardcore!

My 1M is a combination garage queen and track car. Out cars are rare ! I'm more comfortable in mine on track than on streets with unpredictable drivers. I also would get way too many tickets ! It was pressed into duty on the day of the photos because my daughter had curbed her car so badly it had a case of " stanky Leg .. " according to her friends and she ended up using my daily driver SUV.

Thank goodness there is no salt here.. she might have ended up walking ..

The Michelin Supersports actually were fine in the cold temps ( although clearly not their element ) and fortunately the snow was light.
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