BMW M4 special for

DTM victory

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, 2016, front
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, 2016, rear
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, 2016, interior, Marco Wittmann
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, 2016, seats
BMW M4, DTM racing car, 2016
Marco Wittmann, DTM champion 2016

A PURE collector's car is on the way from BMW as the company celebrates its latest DTM championship with a road-going special edition of the M4 coupe race car.

Similar in performance to the awesome M4 GTS - top speed limited to 190mph and 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds - the M4 DTM Champion Edition comes fitted with the same track technology that took driver Marco Wittmann to his second DTM title at the Hockenheimring in Germany.

Carbon body tweaks include a front splitter, aero flicks positioned in front of the front wheel arches, exterior mirror caps, side skirt attachments and a rear diffuser as well as a large rear wing mounted on the boot lid.

The car is finished in an Alpine White paint job while the cockpit is stripped down and features M Carbon bucket seats covered in alcantara and leather.

The entire interior is also alcantara lined and the material covers the M Sports steering wheel which features a grey "12 o'clock" marker.

In the back a white rollover bar replaces the rear seat system.

Despite the competition feel to the interior the car comes fully equipped with sat nav, air conditioning, adaptive LED headlights, OLED taillights, parking sensors and automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

Like the M4 GTS the straight six 3.0-litre engine is pumped up to deliver 500bhp with 600Nm of torque yet is still rated at 34 to the gallon with a CO2 figure of 194g/km.

Frank van Meel, president of BMW M, said: "Congratulations to Marco Wittmann, his team RMG and the entire crew from BMW Motorsport.

"We have the pleasure of honouring Marco's performance by producing a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in 2016 to mark his winning the DTM driver's title. Never before has one of our edition models been so closely linked to motor racing."

Other features include titanium exhausts, lightweight alloy wheels - 19-inches at the front and 20 at the rear - carbon-ceramic brakes and an individually adjustable three-way coilover suspension set up which is mechanically adjustable both for rebound and damping, allowing the car's handling characteristics to be adapted according to personal taste.

The price has still to be confirmed but with the M4 GTS already tipping the scales at more than £120,000 it's going to be one for the well-heeled.

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