Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: BMW | posted October 18, 2016 11:23
Propelled by the highly tuned M4 GTS powertrain
BMW's two-door sports coupe gets even more power under the hood, along with other features after the automaker recently revealed the limited-run M4 Champion Edition. According to the automaker, the new bespoke model celebrates the brand's victory at the 2016 DTM.
Beginning with the exterior, the limited 2-door is finished in Alpine White and gets DTM-inspired styling. Equipped as standard are several aero components such as the carbon fiber front splitter, cannards near the front wheel arches, blacked-out mirror side mirror caps, side skirts, rear diffuser and the large trunk-mounted spoiler.
To further save on weight, other sections of the car such as the hood, roof, instrument panel support and the rear diffuser are made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). Rounding it all up are the quad exhaust pipes finished in titanium and the staggered wheel setup (front: 265/35/R19, rear 285/30/R20).
Inside, it gets M carbon fiber bucket seats wrapped in Alcantara and Merino leather, along with an M-specific steering wheel. Throughout the cabin, the M4 Champion Edition also gets Alcantara trim on the door cards, pillars and center console as such. It does not have rear seats but does get a roll carge as standard.
In terms of in-car features and other amenities, it's not as bare as the DTM racecars. It comes with several standard equipment like a navigation system, air conditioning, adaptive LED headlights, OLED taillights, park distance control and auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors.
Powering the special edition 2-door is the familiar 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six derived from the M4 GTS. The car generates 500 PS along with 600 Nm of torque. It comes with BMW's water-injection tech and has a 0 – 100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds. Top speed is rated at 305 km/h.
Only 200 units will be made worldwide.