2014 BMW M4 Champion Edition


2014 BMW M4 Champion Edition

2014 BMW M4 Champion Edition

Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann’s (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour.

In a 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 Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car’s flanks.

Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with 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 also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range.

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 Fürth, Germany – feature “DTM Champion 2014” lettering and the car’s serial number.

In Detail

type Limited Production Car
released at 2014 DTM Finale
built at Germany
predeccesor 2008 BMW M3 Coupe
engine M TwinPower Turbo Inline-6
aspiration 2 Mono-Scroll Turbochargers
block material Aluminum
valvetrain 4 Vavles per Cyl w/Vavletronic VVT, Double-VANOS
fuel feed Direct Petrol Injection
displacement 2979 cc / 181.79 in³
bore 86.9 mm / 3.42 in
stroke 84 mm / 3.31 in
power 317 kw / 425.1 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 142.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 283.97 bhp per tonne
torque 550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 1850 to 5500 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Doors, Hood & Trunk, Carbon Fiber Roof
driven wheels RWD
front tires 255/40 ZR18 95Y
rear tires 275/40 ZR18 99Y
front brakes Discs w/Brembro Fixed 4-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Discs w/Brembro Fixed 2-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Aluminium MacPherson Struts
r suspension Aluminium five-link axle
curb weight 1497 kg / 3301 lbs
wheelbase 2812 mm / 110.7 in
front track 1579 mm / 62.2 in
rear track 1603 mm / 63.1 in
length 4671 mm / 183.9 in
width 1870 mm / 73.6 in
height 1383 mm / 54.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 4.110:1, 2.315:1, 1.542:1, 1.179:1, 1.000:1, 0.846:1
final drive 3.462:1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph electronically limited
0 – 100 kph ~4.3 seconds
drag 0.34 Cd
urban fuel econ eu 12.0 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 6.9 L/100 km or 34.09 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 8.8 L/100 km or 26.73 mpg-us
emission 204 g/km
fuel capacity 60 litres or 15.84 gal.