There are initiation rituals that involve silly ceremonies or oaths. As far as BMW's M division is concerned, the only initiation the new M4 needs is to wreathe its predecessors in tire smoke. You could call it "hazing," sure, but probably not without drawing some groans. (Groan. - Ed.)
Here's the setup: M got ahold of 37 BMW owners, who parked their M-massaged vehicles in the shape of the M division logo. One of the new 2015 M4s got the nod to light up its rears with its 424 hp twin-turbo six, and the smoky video you see above is the result.
Two ace wheelmen, MW Performance Driving School chief instructor MattMullins and Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg, provided their talents. And good that they did, as it appears that all the BMWs made it out of the event unscathed.