As recently as early this year, signs that special production car residuals were falling became evident. It was bound to happen as the market was for a time fairly crazy. The recipe was simple; pony up for a limited production car, turn around and list it for sale for 50% more money or more, and profit! We saw this in BMW’s limited M4 GTS back in 2016; I looked at a M4 GTS that was listed at $200,000:
As a quick reminder, the M4 GTS was the stripped-down, hardened up version of the M4. BMW utilized a water injection system to raise horsepower to 493, while heavy (pun intended) use of carbon fiber helped keep the curb weight down to 3,550. All M4 GTSs made use of the 7-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission. They were limited to four colors; Sapphire Black metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Alpine White and Frozen Dark Gray Metallic. Only 300 were sent to the U.S., ensuring this was not only a track weapon, but a future collectable as well – and prices skyrocketed as soon as you couldn’t buy a new one.
So how has the M4 GTS market held up?
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Model: M4 GTS
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 7-speed DCT dual-clutch semi-automatic
Mileage: 2,353 mi
Price: $79,990 Buy It Now
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Pricing plus tax, tag and title. Advertised price includes a $190 dealer documentation fee.
The answer is “not well”. M4 GTS prices have positively crashed – at least, relative to where they were only two years ago. While I took the least expensive M4 GTS I could find on eBay, it’s also one with the least amount of miles on the clock. Looking effectively brand new, the asking price today is only a bit over a third of that example I took a peek at in 2016. And it’s not alone – there are a ton of them on eBay, all in the $80,000 range, all with almost no miles. Clearly, the collectors have lost out on this one, at least in the short-term.
Granted, it’s still a lot for a used M4. You can get a very nice ‘regular’ 2016 M4 for about $30,000 less. Will the prices on these continue to fall? Given the prevalence of examples and that new specials are constantly being launched, I’d wager they will.