BMW M4 DTM

BMW M4 DTM.

New guise for the champion.

BMW M4 DTM.

New guise for the champion.

With four titles in three years, the BMW M4 DTM is synonymous with great success in the most competitive touring car series in the world. Marco Wittmann won the Drivers’ title with this car in both 2014 and 2016. BMW Team RMG also picked up the Teams’ title in 2014, while BMW won the Manufacturers’ Championship in 2015. In 2017, the new BMW M4 DTM is set to make its debut. The car has been given a complete workover and undergone significant development in accordance with DTM regulations.

BMW M4 DTM. New guise for the champion.

With four titles in three years, the BMW M4 DTM is synonymous with great success in the most competitive touring car series in the world. Marco Wittmann won the Drivers’ title with this car in both 2014 and 2016. BMW Team RMG also picked up the Teams’ title in 2014, while BMW won the Manufacturers’ Championship in 2015. In 2017, the new BMW M4 DTM is set to make its debut. The car has been given a complete workover and undergone significant development in accordance with DTM regulations.

5 POWER FACTS

ON THE BMW M4 DTM.

  • 01The pistons in the BMW P66/1 engine accelerate 600 times faster than a lunar rocket.
  • 02In total, over 7 kilometres of wiring is laid in the six BMW M4 DTMs.
  • 03During a race, the carbon brake discs on the BMW M4 DTM heat to over 800 degrees Celsius.
  • 04The BMW M4 DTM has a turning circle of approximately 20 metres.
  • 05Depending on the set-up, the axle load on the BMW M4 DTM is between 530 and 590 kg.

The BMW M4 DTM in Detail.

The BMW M4 DTM in Detail.

REAR APRON & REAR DIFFUSOR.

In 2017 the rear apron was revised completely in order to correspond to the modified flow topology, also due to the new rear diffusor. The rear diffusor on the 2017s BMW M4 DTM was shorter and flatter than that of its predecessor, meaning it generated less downforce to comply with regulations.

REAR WING.

The DRS of the BMW M4 DTM 2017 was modified. The 2017 rear wing consists of two parts, with the upper part tilting upwards when DRS isoperated. The system is generally more efficient.

SIDE CHANNEL & FLOOR PANEL

As at the front and at the rear, the flow of air was also modified in the so-called side channel. In accordance with regulations, the wooden underfloor was five millimetres thicker in 2017. This resulted in a higher ride and, consequently, lower downforce.

FLICKS.

New regulations in the 2017 season meant that the design of the aerodynamic add-ons was far simpler. The aerodynamics in the wing mirror area were also reduced, in accordance with the regulations.

CHASSIS.

Several chassis and brake components as well as the rims were standardised in 2017. However, the suspension kinematics and the damper/spring settings were still to be adjusted individually.

FRONT SECTION.

Redesigned front end including front splitter for efficient airflow, based on changes to aerodynamicsas specified in the 2017 regulations. The design of the front lights was also blue. Blue crosses are a throwback to iconic BMW models on the trackand on the road – from the BMW 3.0 CSL andthe first-generation BMW M3 in the DTM to the current BMW 7 Series.

ENGINE.

Increasing the diameter of the air restrictors has boosted engine power to over 500 hp. As a consequence, further modifications were made.

  • 1. REAR APRON & REAR DIFFUSOR.

    In 2017 the rear apron was revised completely in order to correspond to the modified flow topology, also due to the new rear diffusor. The rear diffusor on the 2017s BMW M4 DTM was shorter and flatter than that of its predecessor, meaning it generated less downforce to comply with regulations.

  • 2. REAR WING.

    The DRS of the BMW M4 DTM 2017 was modified. The 2017 rear wing consists of two parts, with the upper part tilting upwards when DRS isoperated. The system is generally more efficient.

  • 3. SIDE CHANNEL & FLOOR PANEL

    As at the front and at the rear, the flow of air was also modified in the so-called side channel. In accordance with regulations, the wooden underfloor was five millimetres thicker in 2017. This resulted in a higher ride and, consequently, lower downforce.

  • 4. FLICKS.

    New regulations in the 2017 season meant that the design of the aerodynamic add-ons was far simpler. The aerodynamics in the wing mirror area were also reduced, in accordance with the regulations.

  • 5. CHASSIS.

    Several chassis and brake components as well as the rims were standardised in 2017. However, the suspension kinematics and the damper/spring settings were still to be adjusted individually.

  • 6. FRONT SECTION.

    Redesigned front end including front splitter for efficient airflow, based on changes to aerodynamicsas specified in the 2017 regulations. The design of the front lights was also blue. Blue crosses are a throwback to iconic BMW models on the trackand on the road – from the BMW 3.0 CSL andthe first-generation BMW M3 in the DTM to the current BMW 7 Series.

  • 7. ENGINE.

    Increasing the diameter of the air restrictors has boosted engine power to over 500 hp. As a consequence, further modifications were made.

TECHNICAL DATA.

Dimensions
Length
4,725 mm
Width
1,950 mm
Height
approx. 1,200 mm
Weight
Basic weight
1.120 kg (in accordance with regulations)
Engine
Type
P66/1, 90° V8 aspirated engine
Capacity
3,999 cc
Weight
148 kg
Bore
93 mm
Stroke
73.6 mm
Engine speed
max. 8,500 rpm
Performance
over 500 hp
Air restrictions
2 x 29.0 mm, in accordance with regulations
Speed
Acceleration
0-100 km/h in 2.6 sec.
Top speed
approx. 285 km/h
Tank
Tank capacity
120 litres
BMW M4 und BMW M4 DTM

THE BMW M4 COUPÉ.

The BMW M4 Coupé is a prime example of intelligent lightweight construction. The high-performance sports car weighs just 1,497 kg – that is a whole 80 kg less than its predecessor. This reduction of weight has a positive effect on the driving dynamics and consumption.

The perfect basis for developing a DTM racing car.

DTM.

The DTM offers up-close and personal motorsport. Nowhere else can fans get closer to the drivers, teams and cars than in the best touring car series in the world. It is here that BMW, armed with the BMW M4 DTM, goes up against its direct competitors in the premium automobile sector. And with outstanding success: eight of a possible 12 titles have gone to Munich since BMW returned to the DTM in 2012.

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