last summer, Auto Sports the team did laps around the Nurburgring at full speed to see how fast the BMW M4 Competition could go on the famous track. The team used the rear-wheel drive variant and it worked out very well, clocking in 7 minutes and 30.79 seconds. When we wrote about the ‘Ring run almost eight months ago, we knew the M4 Competition could be even better.
In the new video from Green Hell, the same thing Youtube The channel takes us for another lap behind the wheel of a performance sports coupe from Germany. This time, however, the weather conditions were better and, most importantly, the car used in the new video has four wheels that deliver power from a turbocharged 3.0-liter engine. Is it enough to beat the previous time?
Very. The M4 Competition xDrive passed the Nurburgring in 7 and 28.57 seconds, making it more than two seconds faster than its RWD sibling. Both cars made their laps running on the same Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires but the AWD model had less trouble finding traction in corners. It’s worth mentioning that this new timing is actually better than what the BMW M5 CS is capable of with its lap in 7 minutes, 29.5 seconds. Amazing!
The dry numbers show that the Competition M4 has the same power output regardless of whether it’s in RWD or AWD. Both cars rely on the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, producing 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. The xDrive version is slightly heavier at 3,913 pounds (1,775 kilograms) versus 3,700 lbs (1,700 kg) for the RWD sibling. The top speed is identical at 180 miles per hour (290 kilometers per hour) when the car is equipped with the M Driver Package.
BMW is expected to launch a more hardcore version of the M4 later this year in the form of the new M4 CSL. It will be more powerful and lighter than the Competition trim, although it will likely only use rear-wheel drive. It will be interesting to see if it will be faster on the Nurburgring than the M4 Competition xDrive.