Following a teaser image released last month, BMW has fully revealed the M4 DTM.

Following a teaser image released last month, BMW has fully revealed the M4 DTM.

Development of the DTM-spec M4 started before last year's season and now the model is ready to make its public debut at the end of the month during the official ITR tests in Budapest, Hungary and after that in mid-April in Hockenheim, Germany.

The menacing M4 benefits from a lightweight construction and tips the scales at just 1,110 kg (2,447 lbs) with the driver included. It's 4,775mm long, 1,950mm wide and 1,200mm tall and comes with 18-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped around in Hankook tires.

Power comes from a naturally-aspirated V8 engine delivering about 480 bhp (358 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) sent to the ground via a six-speed sequential gearbox operated through the pneumatic shift paddles mounted on the cool-looking steering wheel. It benefits from a double wishbone axle with pushrods and adjustable shock absorbers, while stopping power is provided by a hydraulic braking system featuring ventilated brake discs and lightweight calipers.

The BMW M4 DTM will receive its official racing debut on May 4th during the first round of the 2014 DTM season at Hockenheim.

Further info can be found in the press release section.

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