BMW commemorates Marco Wittmann’s DTM title with a special edition M4 based on the M4 GTS
19 October 2016

BMW has announced a limited M4 DTM Champion Edition, which celebrates Marco Wittmann’s recent triumph in the German touring car series.

Available only in Alpine White and built to mimic BMW’s DTM racing cars, the M4 DTM Champion Edition is based on the M4 GTS, which means it has 493bhp and 442lb ft, and can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.8sec. Top speed is limited to 190mph.

The M4 DTM Champion Edition comes adorned with various aerodynamic carbonfibre elements including the front splitter, strakes ahead of the front wheel arches and wing mirror caps, as well as the side skirts, rear diffuser and sizeable fixed rear wing.

Lightweight components are the order of the day, with the bonnet, roof, instrument panel support and rear diffuser all made from carbonfibre reinforced plastic. The exhaust is tipped with two pairs of tailpipes made from titanium.

The M4 DTM Champion Edition has matte Orbit Grey alloy wheels. The front rims are 19in and the rears are 20in, with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Behind the wheels are M carbon-ceramic brakes and adjustable three-way coilover suspension, which lets the driving tailor rebound and damping.

Inside, the car is a strict two-seater, with a white rollover bar replacing the rear seats. In the front are two M Carbon bucket seats lined with Alcantara and leather. Alcantara abounds in the cabin, lining almost every surface including the M Sports steering wheel, which features a grey motorsport-style marker at the top centre.

Despite the motorsport theme, BMW has opted to keep plenty of comfort equipment in the new car, including the Professional Navigation system, air-con, adaptive LED headlights and OLED tail-lights, as well as front and rear parking sensors. The full UK specification will be announced shortly, as will the price, which is as of yet unconfirmed.

Phill Tromans

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19 October 2016
Sorry,but when you start doing 'Specials' you have to ask,what am i getting for the xtra premium over list price!,for me it would have to be faster in all areas like 0-60,0-100mph have superior handling over the 'standard' model,i'm not paying 'a la Porsche' MORE for LESS just for the sake of a few tenths!

Peter Cavellini.

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