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Marco Wittmann has won the 2016 DTM driver’s title with BMW Motorsport, and the carmaker is using that perfect excuse to come up with a special edition. The car in question the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition. Based on the M4 Coupe, it is limited to 200 units worldwide.

Not just a stickers and plaque limited edition, the M4 DTM Champion Edition boasts more power than the regular series production M4. Up by 69 hp to 500 hp, and plus 50 Nm to make 600 Nm. Familiar figures? Yes, 500 hp/600 Nm is from the M4 GTS, and this car gets the anniversary special’s 3.0 litre six-pot turbo engine with BMW’s water injection tech. Like the GTS, the DTM Champion Edition does 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 305 km/h.

The special edition is exclusively available in Alpine White, with styling inspired by DTM race cars. Aero components finished in visible carbon include the front splitter, the aero flicks in front of the wheel arches, exterior mirror caps, side skirt attachments, rear diffuser as well as the large rear wing on the boot.

Inside the two-seater, you’ll find M Carbon bucket seats covered in Alcantara/Leather Merino. Alcantara also covers most of the cabin and the M sports steering wheel with a grey ’12 o’clock’ marker. A white rollover bar replaces the rear seats.

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It’s no stripped out special, though. The DTM Champion Edition comes with BMW navigation system professional, air con, adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam, OLED taillights, Park Distance Control at the front and rear, as well as automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

Weight is saved via carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts, such as the bonnet, roof, instrument panel support and rear diffuser. The end silencer of the double-flow sports exhaust system featuring two pairs of tailpipes is made of titanium.

At each corner is a star spoke design 666 M 20-inch wheel in Orbit Grey matte (the same crazy-looking wheel from the M4 GTS, but in a more subdued colour), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (265/35 in front, 285/30 at the back) and M carbon-ceramic brakes. The coupe sits on individually adjustable three-way coilover suspension.

Think of the M4 DTM Champion Edition as another opportunity to get an M4 GTS.

GALLERY: BMW M4 GTS