BMW fans love a special edition, and Australian enthusiasts are being offered a new ultra-exclusive model at an ultra-exclusive price.
A mere 200 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition performance cars are being offered globally, and BMW Australia has snared 10 of that number and priced them from $295,000 each before on-road costs.
That's twice the money asked for a normal BMW M4, but seemingly justified as the recent M4 GTS special edition sold out despite also having a sticker price a few chip packets shy of $300k.
So what's the M4 DTM Champion Edition all about? It has been built to commemorate Marco Wittman's 2016 DTM championship (Germany's equivalent of our Supercars) and is described as a "road-going version of the racer".
The car's twin-turbo, 3.0-litre, six-cylinder uses a unique water-injection system to lower inlet temperatures, allowing an increase in turbo-boost pressure and more aggressive ignition timing to help up the power and torque.
The result is 368kW and 600Nm (a 51kW and 50Nm gain over a regular M4), a 0-100kmh time of 3.8 seconds and top speed of 305kmh.
Fuel consumption, meanwhile, is a rather optimistic sounding 8.5L/100km.
The M4 DTM's body apes that of a DTM racer, with an M stripe along its Alpine white flanks and carbon-fibre roof.
Carbon fibre has also been used for the front splitter, aero elements, side skirts, diffuser, boot spoiler and bonnet.
The lightweight M4 also scores track-specific M carbon ceramic brakes, adjustable coilover suspension, M bucket seats, half roll cage (there are no rear seats), harnesses and a fire extinguisher.
Such is the nature of these collector-item BMWs though, and their value, we'd suspect most of the Aussie 10 coming here will be found in climate-controlled garages rather than attacking racetracks.
Positively, the fact Australia has secured a healthy 5% of the global allocation of M4 DTM Champion Editions speaks volumes of the popularity of M products down under.
Australia received 25 examples (from a global allocation of 700) of BMW's $300,000 M4 GTS road-going race cars this September. All 25 sold out months in advance.