See how not to drive your BMW M4 on the Nurburgring [video]
When BMW unleashed the new 2015 M4 Coupe with more horsepower and more torque, we knew this was going to be a high-performance sports car that could produce even more impressive power and performance tan its predecessor. The new M4 is a track weapon in street clothes. If an average driver gets behind the wheel, he can get in trouble quickly with the M4 in it’s stock form with 425 horsepower (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. That’s exactly what happened to this new M4 owner who is taking on the “Green Hell” gets sideways and loses control. Watch the video and see what happens.
This Austin Yellow BMW M4 driver hits the corner too fast corner and half way in, tries to correct by hitting the brakes. This makes the powerful M4 instantly oversteer throwing the car sideways and the front end plows into the guard rail. Luckily the cars on the track are spaced out and the M4 avoids getting it by the car behind.
We saw another example of a driver underestimating the M4 Coupe in January at a Cars & Coffee in California. As the M4 rounds the corner, the driver mashes the pedal to the floor and the rear tires on the powerful M4 break loose and he immediately drifts to the left and loses control. He narrowly misses hitting a light pole and catapults the performance car into the air and across the median into the oncoming lane of traffic. Luckily on a Sunday morning there was no oncoming traffic and no one is hurt other than the driver’s pride.
On the street or track, the new 425 horsepower BMW M4 is a powerful machine that can get a driver in trouble quickly.