Yesterday was a special day for BMW as the 2014 Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles in the DTM went to the Bavarian manufacturer. Marco Wittmann and BMW Team RMG managed to bring the victory for BMW in the final race at the Hockenheimring in Germany. In order to mark this special event, BMW unveiled a special M4 Coupe that took its inspiration from Wittmann’s M4 DTM race car.
Dubbed M4 DTM Champion Edition, the new vehicle will be offered only in Europe and wearing the Alpine White Colour, in contrast with a matte black hood and trunk featuring colored stripes.
The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of just 23 units, reflecting Wittman’s car number and will arrive with a special M kidney Grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors as well as the German flag, “WIT” and “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear side windows. In addition, the vehicle gets 19-inch alloy wheels, a black front splitter, black side skirts, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range.
Inside, we find carbon interior trim strips signed by the 24-year-old driver as well as “DTM Champion 2014” lettering and the car’s serial number. There are no details regarding any engine improvements and this means that the vehicle will get the standard 3.0-liter high-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that generates 431 hp and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque.
This engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph). However, with the optional M Driver’s Package, top speed is increased to 280 km/h or 174 mph. Besides this special M4 dedicated to him, Marco Wittmann will also have the opportunity to complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, his childhood dream.