Only two weeks after handing out a brand new M2 Coupe to MotoGP champ Marc Marquez, BMW has an even nicer gift for another title winner. Works driver Marco Wittmann recently crowned DTM champion for the second time after his 2014 success has taken delivery of an M4 painted in Java Green. In order to grant “greater motor racing feeling,” the high-performance coupe has been fitted with an assortment of M Performance bits.
Wittmann received the keys to his new company car at BMW Welt in Munchen, Germany earlier this month and as you would imagine he was more than pleased with the upgrades:
“My new company car looks great and is a really fantastic drive. The colour suits me very well, because I love being on the road in a slightly more conspicuous car. BMW M Performance Parts refine the already awesome BMW M4 Coupe and turn it into a valuable and unique one-off. Many thanks to BMW, the BMW M GmbH and to BMW M Performance Parts. I will enjoy every kilometer in my new car.”
The changes over a standard M4 start on the outside where the body has received glossy black front grille slats, side panel attachments, along with a carbon fiber treatment for the rear diffuser and spoiler. The interior cabin was also subjected to a few modifications, including LED-illuminated door sills, a carbon trim for the gear selector, and new pedal pads.
These items are just the tip of the iceberg taking into account BMW has no less than 1,300 M Performance goodies for a plethora of models, including the new 5 Series. The latest entries in the ever growing catalog are currently being exhibited at the Essen Motor Show where BMW is displaying eight cars.
To celebrate Wittmann’s DTM triumph, BMW is launching an M4 DTM Champion Edition limited to 200 units. It’s basically an M4 GTS with a different livery and available for €148,500 a pop in Germany.
Gallery: BMW M4 Coupe for Marco Wittmann
DTM champion Marco Wittmann receives new BMW M4 Coupe with BMW M Performance Parts.
Handing over of Wittmann’s new extensively modified company car at BMW Welt.
- Wittmann receives BMW M4 Coupe at BMW Welt.
- Extensive modifications ensure an even greater motor racing feeling.
- Second DTM title for Wittmann in his fourth season.
Munich. Almost four weeks have passed since BMW works driver Marco Wittmann won his second driver’s title in the final of the DTM racing season at the Hockenheimring. On Friday the 18th of November, he was a guest in Munich where he collected his new and very special company car – the BMW M4 Coupe equipped with a comprehensive package of BMW M Performance Parts. During the morning at the workshop, the trained coachbuilder Wittmann was given a detailed first-hand description of the fitted components before receiving the key of his Java Green BMW M4 Coupe at the BMW Welt in the afternoon. During the course of the day, he also gained his first impressions behind the wheel of his new M automobile.
“My new company car looks great and is a really fantastic drive,” Wittmann said. “The colour suits me very well, because I love being on the road in a slightly more conspicuous car. BMW M Performance Parts refine the already awesome BMW M4 Coupe and turn it into a valuable and unique one-off. Many thanks to BMW, the BMW M GmbH and to BMW M Performance Parts. I will enjoy every kilometre in my new car.”
Extensive modifications to Wittmann’s BMW M4 Coupe.
The highlights selected by Wittmann himself from the broad range of BMW M Performance Parts include a carbon rear diffuser, a rear spoiler, front grille slats in high-gloss black and side panel attachments. In the interior, a carbon gear selector trim, pedal pads and LED illuminated door sills provide that special something. The current BMW M Performance accessory range was developed incorporating motorsport know-how, is perfectly aligned to each respective model and can be combined to suit individual preferences.
BMW is now supplementing the offer in this product range with retrofit options for the BMW 5 Series. Furthermore, model-specific BMW M Performance Parts are also available for BMW M automobiles and all models of the BMW brand. The retrofit components for the drive train, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit, which were all designed in close cooperation with the BMW M GmbH and BMW Motorsport, ensure a noticeable increase in driving dynamics and underscore the sportive note of the car’s exterior as well as the interior ambience of each vehicle.
Second title for Wittmann in the fourth DTM year.
The racing car Wittmann drives on the racetrack is even sportier than BMWs equipped with BMW M Performance Parts – the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM. Since 2014, BMW has deployed this high-tech racing car, based on the BMW M4 Coupe, in the DTM, the world’s most popular touring car racing series, against direct competition from the premium segment. On 16 October, in an exciting final after 18 races this season, Wittmann secured the second DTM title of his still young career. 26 years of age, he is the youngest two-time DTM champion of all time and the first BMW driver in DTM history to gain two titles. In 2014, he had already won the DTM driver ranking in a BMW M4 DTM.