DTM Titleholder Marco Wittmann is given the keys to his very own BMW M4 Coupe

Article by Christian A., on December 2, 2016

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.

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DTM champion Marco Wittmann receives new BMW M4 Coupe with BMW M Performance Parts.

Almost four weeks have passed since BMW works driver Marco Wittmann won his second driver’s title in the final of the DTM racing season at the Hockenheimring. On Friday the 18th of November, he was a guest in Munich where he collected his new and very special company car – the BMW M4 Coupe equipped with a comprehensive package of BMW M Performance Parts. During the morning at the workshop, the trained coachbuilder Wittmann was given a detailed first-hand description of the fitted components before receiving the key of his Java Green BMW M4 Coupe at the BMW Welt in the afternoon. During the course of the day, he also gained his first impressions behind the wheel of his new M automobile.

“My new company car looks great and is a really fantastic drive,” Wittmann said. “The colour suits me very well, because I love being on the road in a slightly more conspicuous car. BMW M Performance Parts refine the already awesome BMW M4 Coupe and turn it into a valuable and unique one-off. Many thanks to BMW, the BMW M GmbH and to BMW M Performance Parts. I will enjoy every kilometre in my new car.”

Extensive modifications to Wittmann’s BMW M4 Coupe.
The highlights selected by Wittmann himself from the broad range of BMW M Performance Parts include a carbon rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, front grille slats in high-gloss black and side panel attachments. In the interior, a carbon gear selector trim, pedal pads and LED illuminated door sills provide that special something. The current BMW M Performance accessory range was developed incorporating motorsport know-how, is perfectly aligned to each respective model and can be combined to suit individual preferences.
BMW is now supplementing the offer in this product range with retrofit options for the BMW 5 Series. Furthermore, model-specific BMW M Performance Parts are also available for BMW M automobiles and all models of the BMW brand. The retrofit components for the drive train, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit, which were all designed in close cooperation with the BMW M GmbH and BMW Motorsport, ensure a noticeable increase in driving dynamics and underscore the sportive note of the car’s exterior as well as the interior ambience of each vehicle.

Second title for Wittmann in the fourth DTM year.
The racing car Wittmann drives on the racetrack is even sportier than BMWs equipped with BMW M Performance Parts – the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM. Since 2014, BMW has deployed this high-tech racing car, based on the BMW M4 Coupe, in the DTM, the world’s most popular touring car racing series, against direct competition from the premium segment. On 16 October, in an exciting final after 18 races this season, Wittmann secured the second DTM title of his still young career. 26 years of age, he is the youngest two-time DTM champion of all time and the first BMW driver in DTM history to gain two titles. In 2014, he had already won the DTM driver ranking in a BMW M4 DTM.

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