With Mercedes and Audi directly in its sights.
With the first M4 rolling off the production line earlier thisweekend, BMW has now revealed the M4 DTM race car, a 480 horsepower animal that also makes 368 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at just 2,447 lbs (driver included),this lightweight beast will officially debut at the end of the month at ITR testing in Budapest, before making its home-turf launch inHockenheim, Germany in mid-April. The M4 DTM’s first race will take place onMay 4th during the Hockenheim DTM season.
Riding on 18-inch forged alloy wheels and Hankook tires, itenjoys a six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic wheel-mounted paddleshifters. It also gains a double-wishbone axle with pushrods, hydraulic brakeswith lightweight calipers and adjustable shock absorbers. With carbon fiber andaluminum galore, the lightweight racing Bimmer is powered by BMW’s P66 V-8 engine- a tweaked version of the M3 DTM’s motor. BMW hopes to take on rivals from Mercedes and Audi- which should make for a killer season on European tracks.