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 on the street. 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 showing off his new performance coupe for onlookers.
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. The driver gets out of the wrong lane, turns left and likely goes to clean out his pants.
Watch what can happen when a new 2015 BMW M4 owner tries to impress onlookers after leaving Cars & Coffee in Blackhawk, CA on Sunday.
This a good example of what can happen to any driver who gets behind the wheel of a true performance car. Even on dry roads in perfect conditions, these street legal M performance cars are designed by BMW as track-capable vehicles. BMW M GmbH employs race-car technologies and then puts them in a daily driver. If you don’t respect their performance capabilities, it can get any driver in trouble very quickly. Luckily, no one was hurt in this incident. It could have been a disaster for this new 2015 BMW M4 owner and anyone in the oncoming lane of traffic.