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First BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition arrives in Australia

BMW Australia’s M4 DTM Champion Edition road registrable track car has landed.

Practical Motoring has had an exclusive sneak peak at one of the first of just 10 2017 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition cars to be delivered to BMW Australia headquarters. The particular vehicle pictured will take its first breath of air tomorrow at Phillip Island race track and we can attest it looks even better in the metal.

The DTM Edition celebrates BMW Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing driver Marco Wittman winning his second DTM championship last year. It is similar in spec to the M4 GTS, which we received 25 of last year, and has the same $295,000 price tag – although all 10 cars allocated to Australia have already been spoken for.

Differences to the M4 GTS are that the DTM Edition only comes in Alpine White with M racing stripes, lots of carbon fibre bits and matching Alpine White rollcage. The rear wing is not adjustable, as it is on the M4 GTS, and the front splitter is smaller and non-adjustable.

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It also receives the GTS’ adjustable suspension, ceramic brakes and titanium exhaust and will gets its grip from 265/35/19 front and 285/30/20 rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.

It is also powered by the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbocharged water-injected engine which produces 368kW and 600Nm of power, enough to shoot it 0-100km/h in 3.8sec and providing a sharp edge over the already capable BMW M4.

The engine is matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the limited run of 10 cars in Australia also receive a numbered limited edition etching and Marco Wittmann signature on fibreglass bracing under the front hood. Only 200 will be sold worldwide.

 


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Alex Rae

Alex Rae

Alex Rae grew up among some of the great stages of Targa Tasmania, an event that sparked his passion for all things mechanical. Currently living across Bass Strait in Melbourne, Alex has worked for the last decade in the automotive world as both a photographer and journalist, and is now a freelancer for various publications. When not driving for work Alex can be found tinkering in the shed on of one his project Zeds or planning his next gravel rally car.