Remember the M4 DTM Champion Edition brought out by BMW two years ago to celebrate BMW Motorsport Works driver Marco Wittmann's success in the 2014 DTM season? The Munich carmaker has done it again this year, and for the same reason. The limited run DTM Champion Edition of its M4 Coupe revealed today also celebrates Wittmann’s driver’s title win at this year’s DTM final at the Hockenheimring.
Sporting a special Alpine White paintjob, the special M4 wears a livery that pays tribute to Wittmann’s DTM car. It also features a generous amount of carbon fibre aero bits, including the front splitter, side mirror caps, skirts and a rear wing, while the carbon fibre reinforced plastic is used for the bonnet, roof, and the rear diffuser. But the most interesting bit is what’s under the bonnet. Quad exhaust pipes are made of titanium and the special M4’s engine gets the same water injection system that debuted in the M4 GTS, helping the car dash from nought to 100kph in just 3.8 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 305kph. This is thanks to the output of 500bhp and 600Nm of torque.
The cabin also takes cues from the sold-out GTS variant, featuring a rollover bar in place of the deleted rear seats. However, BMW hasn’t skimped on creature comforts like air conditioning, navigation, parking sensors, adaptive headlights etc.
Congratulating Wittmann, his team RMG and the entire crew from BMW Motorsport, Frank van Meel, president of BMW M said never before has one of BMW’s special edition models been so closely linked to motor racing. Well, whether that’s the case or not, we like what we see. But this one’s also likely to go the M4 GTS route as it’s limited to just 200 units worldwide.