A stock BMW M4 Competition has just lapped the ‘Green Hell’ in a rather remarkable 7:30,79, despite less than ideal conditions. To put that into context, the previous F82 generation M4 GTS lapped the 21-kilometre circuit in 7:27,88 with the same Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires while the Nissan GT-R’s best time at the fabled track is 7:26,7. This is also a whopping 22-seconds faster than a standard F82 M4…
We can’t help but wonder just how fast the M4 Competition would be in favourable weather conditions with one of BMW’s professional drivers behind the wheel, though. This time was posted by Sport Auto’s Christian Gebhardt in a completely stock G82 – save for the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires – however, it is worth noting that his accolades include four different 24-hour endurance race wins at the Nürburgring, so he certainly knows his way around the track.
This time is also a testament to the remarkable engineering that goes into performance cars like the M4 Competition – technology such as its Active M Differential, Adaptive M suspension, and its stonking Twin-turbocharged S58 in-line 6 motor, good for 375 kW and 650 Nm.
Let’s not forget that the M4 Competition will soon be offered with M xDrive, too, which will likely aid the coupé in lapping the ‘ring even faster.
Read our cover feature on the M4 Competition in our August 2021 issue of CAR, on shelves now.