The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has just been announced. celebrating Marco Wittmann's win in the 2014 DTM Championship, the M4 will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting wittmann's car number. Also in a further tribute of the DTM winner - it will be offered exclusively in Alpine white. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW individual manufacturer in Garching, display close links with the victories BMW M4 DTM.
The matte-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe desgin make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Also added to the mix are an M kidney grille with an orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM" Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows.
Today BMW unveiled the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, the limited run of the M4 Coupe which celebrates DTM driver Marco Wittmann and his 2014 championship. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team.
Giving tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine white. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW individual Manufacturer in Garching (near Munich, Germany), this will likewise display close links with the victories BMW M4 DTM. The Matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe desgin make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks.
Adding tot he mix are an M kidney grille with an orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM" Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M performance parts range.
Also the Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips - Likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Furth, Germany - feature "DTM" Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, this has lead into him giving BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. " Its now our turn to reward him for all his hard earn efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, he keeps consistently impressing us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM - however both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I'm so delighted that we can make someone's dream from childhood come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, thankfully it was possible for us to organize a test drive in the Toro Rosso. its exciting to see how he fares in this car - then is looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM".
Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupe is the new centerpiece in our range. we could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM'S very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' the team standings. No one can get more emphatic proof of the performance of the cars. therefore the pleasure for us is to recognize Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, The Champion Edition will be built in limited run of 23 units, this is reflecting Wittmann's car number - a very special memento of a very special season."
Marco Wittmann gave a statement saying - "I'm totally overwhelmed" being given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "Through the entire season it has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, if someone said to me i would be standing here in the same place as the DTM Champion i would have never believed them. Then to be told i have been given a contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test - that is a dream come true for me. There isn't any words i can find to express how proud and excited i am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks so fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive, and the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience."
By Beth Lloyd.