This week’s standout car comes in the form of the track-focused BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, to celebrate Marco Wittmann winning the DTM driver’s title.
The M4 DTM CE comes with a water-injected, turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine that produces 500hp and a torque output of 600Nm. The engine sends its power exclusively through a seven-speed double-clutch transmission, allowing it to get from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds and maxing out at 305km/h.
If the specifications seem familiar, it’s because they’re the same as the M4 GTS on which this car is based. However this car will only be available in Alpine White, and will also come with red and blue stripes reminiscent of the DTM race car.
The exterior gets some carbon touches on its aerodynamic components, such as the: front splitter, the aero flicks in front of the front wheel arches, the exterior mirror caps, side skirt attachments, the rear diffuser, and the rear wing. The interior is strictly a two-seat affair thanks to a rear roll cage, with carbon bucket seats covered in Alcantara/Leather Merino. The rest of the interior is also lined in Alcantara – including the steering wheel, which comes with a “12 o’clock” marker.
As for the handling, the M4 DTM Champion Edition comes with adjustable three-way coilover suspension for both rebound and damping, and it rides on 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the back – all wrapped around by Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. In trying to keep the weight down; the roof, bonnet, instrument panel support, and rear diffuser are made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic. In addition to this, the muffler is made from lightweight titanium.
The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition will be limited to only 200 examples, and is set to cost 148,500 euros.
Written by Alex Kisiri