It has been confirmed that five examples of the 2015 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition will be delivered to Japan. Worldwide production of the car is limited to a mere 23 examples.
Orders for those five Japanese bound cars will be accepted until the end of February ahead of deliveries sometime this coming May. In Japan, the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition commands a 25 per cent premium over the regular car bringing its local price to 13,990,000 Yen (about $118,000 in the U.S.).
Without a doubt the most eye-catching element of the M4 DTM Champion Edition is its unique livery. It features matte black across much of the bonnet, the roof and the rear decklid as well as rainbow coloured racing stripes similar to Wittman’s DTM racer. Alongside the special livery which also sees the number 23 included on the doors, the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is finished exclusively in Alpine White.
Other visual modifications include a blacked out kidney grille with bright orange accents, carbon fibre wing mirrors, an aggressive rear diffuser from M Performance Parts, a subtle carbon fibre bootlid spoiler, bright gold brake calipers and 19-inch gloss black wheels.
Beneath the skin, the car remains identical to the ‘standard’ M4. This means it features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder engine delivering 425 hp between 5390 rpm and 7000 rpm. It also delivers 406 lb-ft of torque from a low 1800 rpm to 5390 rpm. That torque figure is available across a broad rev range and is an improvement over the outgoing BMW E92 M3 of 40 per cent. As a result of this brand new powerplant, both the 2014 BMW M3 and 2014 BMW M4 will sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds which equipped with the optional seven-speed M double clutch transmission. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h but this can be increased to 280 km/h with the optional M driver’s package.