Slide ruler: BMW M3 GTS takes on Austrian Alps
A charge to the roof of Europe requires a special kind of car. A car that makes the standard M3 look like a soft-edged fatso
Posted: 11 Apr 2012
Nudge the stubby gear selector to the right to select ‘D', and feather the throttle. Jeez, this really does feel likea racing car. There's no slack at all. None. Ease out onto the side road, then onto the main road and trickle down to the traffic lights. It's a process that takes all of 30 seconds, and I'm hooked already: the GTS feels as tight as a drum, meticulously engineered, an M car plus about 200 per cent.
I haven't got out of second gear yet.