BMW is celebrating victory at the 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) championship with a suitably rare, special edition version of its M4 Coupe and a new trim level for the 1 Series.
The BMW M4 DTM Championship Edition was created in the wake of 24-year-old Marco Whittman’s victory in the 2014 Driver’s championship. BMW also took home honours in the Team Championship.
A mere 23 cars will be built, each one with the number 23 on the doors to match Wittman’s racing number. The Alpine White paintjob with bright orange on the kidney grille, matt black bonnet with rainbow stripes and a racing stripe on the side of the car make this particular Bimmer hard to miss.
There’s also a spot of carbon fibre on the mirrors, spoiler and diffuser for a little extra sportiness. No adjustments have been made to the 3.0-litre straight-six TwinPower Turbo, meaning the same 425bhp and 550Nm of torque. We can cope with that given the absurd performance figures.
The BMW 1 Series, meanwhile, will be treated to a cheaper DTM Sport Edition package that will replace the current M Sport trim as of November 2014. It comes with 18-inch M alloy wheels (up from 17-inch), Xenon headlights and a gloss black interior with silver detailing in addition to the usual M Sport trimmings and optional sports suspension.
Besides savouring the sweet taste of victory, Wittman has been rewarded with a test drive in a Toro Rosso Formula One car. He can also rest easy knowing he is locked in for the 2015 DTM season.
We’ve approached BMW for a pricing details and will reveal these as they become available.