Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In the middle of November, particularly the 18th, it was revealed that Wittmann was in Munich to receive his very own BMW M4 Coupe that was fitted with the complete BMW M Performance Parts package.
Prior to being given his Java Green model, Wittmann was first given a detailed picture of the different parts equipped inside. He was even given the chance to experience what it meant to be behind the wheel of this excellent model on the same day.
With regards to improvement done, Wittmann revealed that his top choices include the spoiler in the rear as well as the diffuser made of carbon. Also included are the attachments on the side panel and the grille slats in the front that come in high-gloss black. The interior is just as excellent with the pedal pads and the gear selector trim. With the door sills being lighted with LEDs, the interior becomes a bit more special. Overall, the M Performance accessory lineup was made with motorsport knowledge in mind. In addition, it matches the respective models and can be used to meet personal needs.
According to Wittmann, the new model not only has an excellent appearance but drives really well. He added that the color is excellent as it manages to suit him considering that he loves to drive in a vehicle that is easily noticeable. The package has managed to change what is already an excellent M4 Coupe and transform it to a model that is both distinct and more valuable, he continued. Wittmann said further he is sure to enjoy driving in this new car and this is all thanks to the BMW, BMW M Performance Parts, and BMW M GmbH.
BMW has recently revealed it is complementing the package with retrofit options for its BMW 5 Series. In addition, the brand will also be offering a model-specific package not only for the M models but eventually for all of its models. Retrofitted components include those for the drivetrain, aerodynamics, cockpit, and suspension. All of them were made by BMW M GmbH in partnership with BMW Motorsport. As such, it comes as no surprise that the driving dynamics is better with the sporty appearance of the exterior being highlighted.
While BMW models fitted with the M Performance Parts are indeed athletic, the model driven by Wittmann, which was the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, is even sportier. The brand has been using the models based on the M4 Coupe for the DTM going back 2014. Wittmann’s second win at the DTM was possible in merely 18 seasons. At 26 years old, Wittmann is the youngest driver to win the DTM twice. In addition, he is also the first driver from BMW to achieve two titles. His first win was in 2014 using a BMW M4 DTM.