Two years after winning his first championship title, Marco Wittmann has once again secured the DTM driver’s title in the 2016 season finale at the Hockenheimring. To honor this success, BMW M is launching the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition.
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The special M4 is limited worldwide to 200 units and delivers a power output that has been increased by 51 kW/69 hp to 368 kW/500 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm, an increase of 50 Nm.
“Congratulations to Marco Wittmann, his team RMG and the entire crew from BMW Motorsport,” says Frank van Meel, President of BMW M GmbH. “We have the pleasure of honoring Marco’s performance by producing a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in 2016 to mark his winning the DTM driver’s title. Never before has one of our edition models been so closely linked to motor racing.”
The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed limited to 305 km/h. To achieve this remarkable performance, the M4 DTM Champion Edition features the water injection technology from the BMW M4 GTS. Cooling of the combustion chambers made possible by this technology significantly raises the engine’s thermally-related performance limits, as the 16 percent increase in power output vs. the production model proves.
The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition 2016 is exclusively available in Alpine White. Design and shaping of the additional foiling is reminiscent of the look of DTM racing cars produced by BMW Motorsport.
Moreover, various aerodynamics components finished in visible carbon give the car that distinctive racing car look. These include the front splitter, the aero flicks positioned in front of the front wheel arches, exterior mirror caps, side skirt attachments, a rear diffuser as well as the large rear wing firmly mounted on the boot lid.
Inside the two-seater BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition 2016, both driver and co-driver sit in M Carbon bucket seats covered in exclusive Alcantara/Leather Merino. Furthermore, the entire interior is lined with high-quality covering material Alcantara, also used on the M Sports steering wheel sporting a grey “12 o’clock” marker. Behind the front bucket seats of the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, a white rollover bar replaces the rear seat system.
In addition to other components, the bonnet, roof, instrument panel support and rear diffuser are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The end silencer of the double-flow sports exhaust system featuring two pairs of tailpipes is made of exceptionally lightweight titanium.
For best contact with the road, the M4 DTM Chamption Edition runs on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high- size 265/35 R19 at the front and 285/30 R20 at the rear – mounted on light alloys boasting a star spoke design 666 M in Orbit Grey matte.
M carbon-ceramic brakes guarantee fade-free braking even in tough racing conditions. The individually adjustable 3-way coilover suspension is mechanically adjustable both for rebound and damping, thus allowing the car’s handling characteristics to be adapted according to personal taste.
The 2016 BMW M4 Champion Edition is available with immediate effect at a price of 148,500 Euros (Germany).