The BMW M4 Competition Coupe was revealed almost a year ago as an evolution of the previous generation G82 model. Based on a series of safety tests however, it looks like a certain level of composure may be lacking from the German performance car.
Based on tests done by km77.com, the BMW M4 Competition Coupe tackled the moose test at 77 km/h with all modes set to comfort and the DCS completely activated. The test unit used here is also wearing a set of grippy Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres. Despite these systems, the Coupe shows immediate signs of oversteering when emergency inputs are applied. The test is done again at 78 km/h with oversteering being even more prevalent.
The Spanish publication notes that entry into the moose test is composed thanks to the sharp steering system of the BMW M4 Competition Coupe but the lively rear axle throws the body off course. The stability control system only puts things back into order by the exit of the second set of cones.
The publication blames this performance on the setup of the chassis and states that BMW has placed tail-happy dynamics over safety. The most successful fun for the BMW M4 Competition Coupe was completed at 76 km/h which is noted to be not particularly high for a sportscar such as this.
It’s stated that at this speed, the car behaves the same as it did before but with slightly less oversteer. Another attempt was done at 77 km/h with improved results through the intervention but composure was lost during the correction stages through the final set of cones. It’s also noted that during a certain section of the exit, a strange noise was being emitted from the rear wheels. Further investigation revealed that a strange mark was also left on the tarmac, indicating that immense strain had been placed on the tyres.
For good measure, a test was conducted at 79 km/h but the end result was described to be extremely violent.
Interestingly, the BMW M4 Competition Coupe excelled though the slalom test as it showed dynamic prowess over the 72 km/h mark that contrasted the moose test.