Five BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition Cars Heading to Japan

Last year, the DTM driver’s title went to Marco Wittmann, the youngster from BMW that won it after just eight races. In his honor, the Germans created the M4 DTM Champion Edition car that celebrated his wins. Five of the 23 units ever made will be heading to Japan as recent info has it.
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Before I start telling you exactly what makes this car special, you should know that the average Japanese enthusiast will have to pony up around JPY13,990,000 or around $119,000 at today’s exchange rates. Yeah, that’s nearly double what the standard car costs in the US. However, the Japanese market is known for its bigger price tags compared to other countries due to added taxes.

What do you get for those extra bucks? Well, you’ll become the member of an exclusive club that includes only 22 other people around the world. The car will be wearing the stock S55 engine with its 431 HP and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque and that’s where the similarities with the stock one basically end.

Inside the cabin, all trims will be made of carbon fiber while the steering wheel also has Alcantara almost all around, with a blue circle right on top of it, apparently for a more bespoke feel. When entering the cabin, you’ll be greeted by Marco’s own autograph airbrushed on the door sill.

M Performance Parts go all around, including the cabin but they are especially noticeable on the outside, decorating the front bumper (via a new splitter), the kidney grilles (wearing orange surrounds), the side skirts, side mirror covers and the boot lid that now has a spoiler on it.

The color scheme on the outside resembles the one Marco used in the DTM, also known as the M4 DTM ICE Watch car. That includes a matte black bonnet along with colorful stripes all around it.

Wittmann’s car number was painted on the doors along with the abbreviation he uses in races, ‘WIT’ and the “DTM Champion 2014” lettering on the rear windows.
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