Celebrating Excellence: The 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition
In the world of motorsports, few events capture the essence of competition and precision quite like the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) championship. For BMW enthusiasts and racing aficionados alike, the year 2017 marked a significant moment in history when BMW secured the DTM championship. To commemorate this extraordinary achievement, BMW introduced the limited-edition 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition. In this blog post, we delve into the details of this special vehicle, celebrating the perfect fusion of race-bred performance and automotive craftsmanship.
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The Birth of a Champion:
The DTM, or German Touring Car Masters, is a fiercely competitive touring car racing series that has been captivating fans since its inception in 1984. BMW has been a prominent player in the DTM since its return to the series in 2012, and their unwavering commitment to excellence paid off in 2017 when they clinched the manufacturer's championship, thanks to the incredible efforts of their drivers and the remarkable BMW M4 DTM race car.
Design and Exterior:
The 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition is a limited-production masterpiece with only 200 models produced that draws inspiration from its race-winning sibling. This special edition car features the Alpine White III paint, a hue that pays homage to the livery of the 2017 BMW M4 DTM race car. The aerodynamic enhancements, including a front splitter with canards, rear mounted wing spoiler, and diffuser, not only provide a distinctive look but also optimize the car's downforce, improving handling at high speeds.
The M Performance Parts, such as the carbon fibre roof, mirror caps, and exhaust tips, not only enhance the car's aesthetics but also reduce its weight and enhance its performance capabilities. The staggered 19/20” alloy wheels backed by M Carbon Ceramic Brakes with the standout gold calipers complete the striking visual package.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, the 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition packs a punch with a 3.0-liter, inline-six-cylinder engine that features M TwinPower Turbo technology which is combined with a water injection system similar to what you would find on the GTS Model. This powerhouse engine delivers an impressive 493 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The engine is mated to a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission that ensures lightning-fast gear shifts and exceptional driving dynamics.
To provide the driver with an exhilarating experience, the Champion Edition includes an M sports exhaust system that not only adds a thrilling soundtrack to the drive but also improves engine breathing for increased power output.
Interior and Comfort:
Step inside the 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition, and you'll find a cabin stripped out reducing weight in every possible aspect, the back seats are replaced with a roll cage, whilst the front seats are altered to Recaro M Carbon Bucket Seats with Schroth Racing Harnesses. Carbon fibre trim elements and the Alcantara-wrapped M Performance steering wheel with a race display reinforce the car's connection to its motorsport roots.
The 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition stands as a testament to BMW's dedication to performance and its storied history in motorsports. This limited-production masterpiece not only pays tribute to the brand's DTM victory but also offers enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of automotive history. With its race-inspired design, powerful engine, and exclusive features, the Champion Edition is a true embodiment of the thrill of motorsport.
For those fortunate enough to own one, the 2017 BMW DTM Champion Edition is more than just a car; it's a symbol of excellence, precision, and the relentless pursuit of victory that defines the world of DTM racing. As the road meets the racetrack, the Champion Edition delivers an unforgettable driving experience, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of BMW enthusiasts and racing fans alike.