This right here is a very special version of the BMW M4 that was created to celebrate DTM driver Marco Wittmann’s victory in the 2016 DTM championship. Strictly limited to just 200 examples, we couldn’t let this very special BMW sit at Sytner Tamworth without getting a gallery of images together.
Building upon the M4 GTS – which was also strictly limited in numbers – the M4 DTM Champion Edition uses the same sensational 493bhp water-injected straight-six turbo engine and is capable of a 0-62mph sprint of just 3.8 seconds. In true BMW style, all of the power is fed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed M Double-Clutch transmission with Drivelogic.
Whilst you can certainly feel all of that power as you rocket to 62mph in just shy of four seconds, you also hear it. The M4 DTM Champion Edition is loud. That’s all thanks to the outrageous lightweight titanium sports exhaust that was specially made for the M4 GTS and then the M4 DTM Champion Edition. A quick browse of Youtube will quickly show you how much of a pleasure it is.
On launch, the M4 TM Champion Edition was praised for the fact that it was sublime to drive, boasting Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres as standard and an interior that has been severely stripped out to reduce weight. In fact, the weight reduction was of such importance that the bonnet, roof and rear diffuser were all switched to versions made from carbon fibre.
Handling characteristics were also boosted by a new aerodynamic body kit that changes the aesthetic to be more in line with the 2016 DTM car that the M4 DTM Champion Edition celebrates. More than just there for looks however, the body kit serves to create actual aerodynamic gain, something that many automotive magazines commented on back when the M4 GTS and M4 DTM Champion Edition launched.
Finally, the interior. As mentioned, compared to the standard M4, it’s somewhat sparser; losing the rear seats in favour of a white roll bar (that features anchor points for four-point harnesses). Upfront, Alcantara is king and appears near everywhere. Not a bad thing. In fact, the M4 DTM Champion Edition manages to balance the feel of being a racing car and being a road car quite well; boasting half leather M Carbon bucket seats, head-up display and DAB digital radio.
As mentioned, this particular car is currently available at Sytner Tamworth … if you’re tempted, we recommend that you get in touch with them. If you’d like to learn more about this M4 DTM Champion Edition, take a look here. Like what you see but feel like you need more practicality? Sharing technology with more extreme variants, like this M4 DTM Champion Edition, we also have a wide range of stunning BMW Approved Used 4 Series available at dealerships across Sytner Group.