Thanks to the M4 GTS water injection, the new special series version flips the hood chart with a conclusive 500 horsepower street credential – even though it’s inspired by a racer and its track success.
Marco Wittmann’s success in the 2014 DTM season was honored two years ago with the presentation of the M4 DTM Champion Edition – and now BMW is doing it again to signal the triumph during the current season of the same BMW Motorsport Works driver. The limited-run M4 Coupe DTM Champion Edition has the Bosch-developed water injection system as the highlight – it was first presented last year on the sold-out M4 GTS. The M4 Champion Edition also takes from the former the OLED taillights. The special series packs 500 horsepower (368 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque and will sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds, with an electronically-capped maximum speed of 189.5 mph (305 km/h).
The special M4 DTM will only be offered in conjunction with an Alpine White shade and also boasts a custom livery to celebrate its ties with the Wittmann DTM car. The aerodynamic bits and pieces have been clad in carbon fiber: front splitter, side mirror caps and skirts, as well as the aero flicks ahead of the front wheel arches or the massive rear wing adorning the backside. There’s also a two-seater interior cabin with a rollover bar in lieu of the rear seats, but the DTM Champion Edition still has navigation, air conditioning, parking sensors, along with automatically-dimming mirrors, and full LED adaptive headlights.
To lower the weight, the limited-run version has carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the hood, roof, instrument panel, and rear diffuser while the sports exhaust system with quad tips has been made out of lightweight titanium. The 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheel clad in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires have been seasoned with carbon-ceramic brakes and an individually-adjustable, three-way coilover suspension . Production will be limited to 200 units, priced from €148,500 in Germany.