The 2015 BMW M4 looks to include all the necessary ingredients to offer dynamite driving experience. It's an M car after all. But in today's constantly connected world, the experience of hurtling a car around a track isn't always enough.

We want data, and while there are some solid telemetry apps available for smartphones (notably Harry's GPS LapTimer), manufacturers have been a bit slower to develop their own dedicated mobile telemetry trackers for their performance cars. With the new M4, though, BMW is taking the plunge, allowing drivers to track their lap progress through a new app, creatively called the M Lap Timer.

To show off the program, BMW has recruited touring car racer Andy Priaulx to perform a fast lap in an M4 at the UK's Brands Hatch circuit. The accompanying video doesn't do much to show off the app in action. Rather, it give us a stylized look at the metrics as Priaulx hustles BMW's hottest 4 Series coupe around the circuit.

Of course, the Lap Timer is something we hope to sample as soon as we get our first turn in the M4. Until then, have a look below to see just what it's capable of.


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      Rob
      • 9 Months Ago
      The app has been available since last year, and works with all vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps option. More info here: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/bmw_apps_2013/apps/bmw_m_laptimer/index.html?cntry=&topic=&store_category=&device=
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 9 Months Ago
      First of all, hats off too BMW for making a video showing off the new M4, because most manufactures that make a high performance vehicle and act like your not suppose too drive it the way it was built to preform. I still can get use too the name. It seems like that app it is going too be a good way track yourself, and too help you go faster when you download the data to check your progress.
        fran
        • 9 Months Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        To*. And that's the most number of "too" mistake I have ever seen in any comment.
      SloopJohnB
      • 9 Months Ago
      Stack it up side by side with Corvette's in-car telemetry/lap timer.
      dave and mary
      • 9 Months Ago
      In 2018, here's the Craigslist ad: "Lightly used M4; low miles; never tracked; driven by an old lady; only fault is the track APP got erased accidentally". :)