2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review - If there was ever such a thing as an award for the preferred cars and truck amongst aftermarket tuners in 2016, the BMW M4 would win that contest, and it would not even be close. Yes, the M4 kipped down among the best first-year runs of any automobile in current memory and it's good to see that the efficiency coupe is still in great type in 2017, a minimum of as far as its affinity to tuning business are worried. 

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review


We're hardly a month into the brand-new year and we currently have Cam Shaft providing its brand-new program for the M4 that consists of, to name a few products, a great bump in power to the tune of 513 horse power and 531 pound-feet of torque.

When you think about that the power gains represent a boost of simply under 100 horse power and more than 120 pound-feet of torque over the M4's basic divides, those figures are outstanding. As great as it is to see Cam Shaft put in the work on the coupe's 3.0-liter inline-six engine, it's even more reassuring to understand that the German tuner likewise worked on the M4's outside and suspension, 2 similarly crucial areas of the vehicle that permits it to manage and ride like the highly-touted coupe it has actually ended up being.

The tuner has a well-chronicled list of great tuning works in the past, consisting of significant programs for cars and trucks varying from the Renault Clio RS to the Ferrari F12 berlinetta. Now it's the BMW M4's turn to go under the ingenious and careful tuning hands of Cam Shaft and the outcomes are exactly what you 'd anticipate them to be understanding exactly what the German tuner is completely capable of.

Exterior 2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft

Often it leaves the modifications to other tuners while other times it does them by itself. Great thing then for the visually likely since the M4 is not just the recipient of a special body cover, it likewise got a brand-new set of wheels that include even more character to the entire program.

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

The body cover, as you can see, comes in a color that BMW is not likely to have in its own extensive color combination. Look a little closer and you'll likewise observe that the BMW badges on the M4 have actually been altered to show the usage of the two-tone color surface on the coupe.

Including to the daunting visual existence of the M4 are the range of decals that have actually been positioned in numerous parts of the automobile. The doors, for instance, included black "Pull to Open" decals. The fuel tank cover likewise gets its own "Threat Fuel AI" red decal while the rear bumper gets a huge black "Be careful Of Jet Blast" decal performed in a military font style.

Settling the upgrades to the M4's outside is a brand-new set of 21-inch BBS wheels that are consequently covered in 245/30- and 295/25-series tires in the front and back, respectively.

What other tuners are providing


You need to provide credit to Cam Shaft for developing a distinct outside bundle for the BMW M4. That plays well into the decision-making of M4 owners given that a great deal of other tuners are likewise using cosmetic and aerodynamic enhancements as part of their packages for the sports coupe.

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

CarbonFiber Characteristics, for instance, not just provided a GT4-style body cover in the renowned red-blue-purple colors of BMW's M department, it likewise consisted of an aerodynamic set comprised of a brand-new carbon fiber hood, front bumper, side skirts, and rear wing, it likewise included its own 56 ° NORD carbon roofing system box that the tuner claims was evaluated at speeds in excess of 186 miles per hour to make sure that it didn't jeopardize the M4's aerodynamics.

G-Power is another noteworthy tuner that prepared a program for the M4's body, although this one does not approach the flamboyance of both Cam Shaft and CarbonFiber Characteristics. Rather, G-Power focused its outside program on a three-piece aero package that's consisted of a brand-new front spoiler, front splitter, and rear diffuser. it does not do much in improving the coupe's total appearances, however it does assist enhance its riding abilities.

Remember that BMW has its plans too


When you're blinded by all these tuners using this or that tuning package for the BMW M4, it's simple to forget that BMW can resolve those requirements too, a minimum of as far as outside upgrades are worried. Consider example the German car manufacturer's Competitors Bundle. It might not be as substantial as a few of the upgrades aftermarket business provide, however it still consists of goodies like high-gloss Black applications on the kidney grille and  high-gloss Shadow Line trim accents, profile mirror bases and frames, side gills, side-window trim, and the M-badge on the rear deck cover.

Interior 2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft 

You can excuse Cam Shaft for not doing anything to the BMW M4's interior. The excellent news is that owners of the M4 have alternative steps to look into in the occasion they're not pleased with the coupe's stock cabin. That's more than exactly what a lot of tuners can state for totally neglecting this area of the sports coupe.

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

The other alternative is going directly to BMW Person, the German car manufacturer's internal customization department. We have actually all seen exactly what BMW Person can so if anyone is planning to spray some taste in the interior of the M4, Person is as great a location as any to discover the alternatives had to bring life to the coupe's cabin.


The M4 Pyrite Brown Edition has actually been discussed a couple of times in these conversations, however that unique edition M4 is as great an example as any to display the wealth of interior alternatives and upgrades that BMW Person has at its disposal. Those particular upgrades might not be in line with Cam Shaft's tuning program, however they at least use a glance into the possibilities.

Consumers do not have to go in one instructions with their interior upgrades. The latter technique is in complete screen in the BMW M4 M Champ Edition.

Drivetrain 2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft


There are no lack of aftermarket engine upgrades for the BMW M4. I believe we have actually developed that relatively quickly with the variety of tuners that have readily available packages for the sports coupe.

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

Cam Shaft is no various than the rest of them, even if its work on the M4's 3.0-liter inline-six engine does not yield the very same quantity of power as some of its competitors in this sector. The tuner didn't define its work on the M4's engine, however all indications do point to a software application upgrade that nets an output of 513 horse power and 531 pound-feet of torque.

The figures suffice however keep in mind, Cam Shaft worried that this upgrade is simply the very first phase of a multi-stage engine program that's being gotten ready for the M4. When a consumer is thinking about all his aftermarket tuning choices for the M4, that details must come in helpful.

What other tuners are using - It's reasonable to state that various tuning business have actually developed a varied map of engine upgrades that result in differing numbers of increased output of the M4's six-cylinder engine. For its program, McChip relied on its own software application upgrade to squeeze out 517 horse power and 405 pound-feet of torque for the BMW M4.

For larger gains, clients are welcomed to check out programs established by the similarity G-Power and CarbonFiber Characteristics.

The previous counts on its hallmark Bi-Tronik 2 V3 tuning module to obtain the needed power bumps for the sports coupe. Together with the addition of a bigger turbine and compressor wheels into the turbochargers and the setup of larger size exhaust downpipes, G-Power had the ability to increase the six-cylinder engine's output to a remarkable 600 horse power and 546 pound-feet of torque, enough to assist the M4 post a 0-to-60-mph time of around 3.8 seconds.

At the really least, the tuner shows that it's more than simply a one-trick pony with an engine package that consists of a set of TTE 6XX turbochargers that run on 2.3 bar of increase pressure, a methanol injection package, and a Hamburger Motorsport JB4 tuning module. That's right, CarbonFiber Characteristics made it possible for us to no longer envision a BMW M4 that runs on supercar-level output.

The outcomes are as excellent as it gets too, thanks in part to a 0-to-60-mph sprint time in the low 3 seconds (supercar levels) to opt for a leading speed that goes beyond 200 miles per hour (likewise supercar levels).

Suffice to state, CarbonFiber Characteristics' program has the greatest capacity from all these engine upgrades, however like whatever else in the aftermarket tuning world, programs refer viewpoint. Some like it the method CarbonFiber Characteristics prepared its set while others are more into subtle adjustments like the one that Cam Shaft did.

In any case, take a look at the table listed below to see how these programs line up opposite each other.

Suspension And Brakes 2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft

This is the area where you can see basically universal contract amongst tuners which's due to the fact that suspension upgrades aren't expected to be attractive or fancy. They simply have to enhance the cars and truck's handling qualities in the face of all the other upgrades occurring in other areas of the coupe.

2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft Review

When it comes to Cam Shaft, it attended to that apparent requirement by setting up KW thread springs, which not just permits private height change from 0.2 to 1.18 inches, however likewise assists keep the adaptive change of the absorbers active.

Other tuners have actually taken comparable methods utilizing various tools. CarbonFiber Characteristics has Bilstein's brand-new B16 EDC suspension system available while G-Power's deal with the M4's suspension is everything about it's own GM4-RS coil-over suspension package. Even B&B has its own suspension upgrade through a threaded height adjustable sport suspension package that reduces the M4's trip height from 0.19 to 0.98 inches.


Prices 2017 BMW M4 By Cam Shaft

Cam Shaft's prices figures for its BMW M4 is quite uncomplicated. The engine upgrade expenses EUR2,199 ($2,344) while another EUR2,900 ($3,091) will net you the Akrapovic titanium exhaust.

Because all these tuners promote their engine upgrades on the M4 the most, take a look at the table listed below to see how Cam Shaft's engine package compares with other tuners in regards to prices.