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

typeLimited Production Car
released at2014 DTM Finale
built atGermany
predeccesor2008 BMW M3 Coupe
engineM TwinPower Turbo Inline-6
aspiration2 Mono-Scroll Turbochargers
block materialAluminum
valvetrain4 Vavles per Cyl w/Vavletronic VVT, Double-VANOS
fuel feedDirect Petrol Injection
displacement2979 cc / 181.79 in³
bore86.9 mm / 3.42 in
stroke84 mm / 3.31 in
power317 kw / 425.1 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output142.7 bhp per litre
bhp/weight283.97 bhp per tonne
torque550 nm / 405.7 ft lbs @ 1850 to 5500 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Doors, Hood & Trunk, Carbon Fiber Roof
driven wheelsRWD
front tires255/40 ZR18 95Y
rear tires275/40 ZR18 99Y
front brakesDiscs w/Brembro Fixed 4-Piston Calipers
rear brakesDiscs w/Brembro Fixed 2-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionAluminium MacPherson Struts
r suspensionAluminium five-link axle
curb weight1497 kg / 3301 lbs
wheelbase2812 mm / 110.7 in
front track1579 mm / 62.2 in
rear track1603 mm / 63.1 in
length4671 mm / 183.9 in
width1870 mm / 73.6 in
height1383 mm / 54.4 in
transmission6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios4.110:1, 2.315:1, 1.542:1, 1.179:1, 1.000:1, 0.846:1
final drive3.462:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.25 mph electronically limited
0 – 100 kph~4.3 seconds
drag0.34 Cd
urban fuel econ eu12.0 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu6.9 L/100 km or 34.09 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu8.8 L/100 km or 26.73 mpg-us
emission204 g/km
fuel capacity60 litres or 15.84 gal.