Speed Week: BMW M4 vs Porsche Cayman GTS
Get the wheel gun ready. These Germans are hungry for fresh rubber
Posted: 28 Jul 2014
Not that the BMW isn't without other strengths. The brakes, for instance, are superb. This M4 has the optional (£6,250) carbon-ceramics, and, unlike other similar set-ups, there's plenty of bite and feel right from the moment you hit the pedal. Combined with the M4's prodigious front-end grip, it's eminently easy to get the nose tucked in, sniffing out the apex. A handy trait when a car steps sideways as readily as the M4. Watching The Stig adopt his favoured pose of tyres-a-smokin', the BMW looks absolutely stable, gliding through the corner as smoothly as water flowing over glass. Suddenly we're back in traditional M car territory - and it's easy to get used to the way the M4 scythes around a sweeping curve.