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WEAPON: Australia secures 10 of the 200 limited edition BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition road-going race cars...but you'll need $295,000 to snare one
WEAPON: Australia secures 10 of the 200 limited edition BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition road-going race cars...but you'll need $295,000 to snare one

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.  

2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition
2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

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.  

2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition with Marco Wittman, 2016 DTM championship winner.
2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition with Marco Wittman, 2016 DTM championship winner.

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.  

2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition with Marco Wittman, 2016 DTM championship winner.
2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition with Marco Wittman, 2016 DTM championship winner.

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.  

2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition
2016 BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

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