Your guide to the BMW M4's faces
Standard coupe, monster V8 DTM car and now MotoGP safety car: here’s your complete guide
Posted: 10 Mar 2014
BMW M4 Coupe - the DTM car
The engine in the new M4 DTM car is codenamed ‘P66', giving absolutely no hint at the fact it's a bloody great V8 with a lot of power. 480bhp, to be precise (though this is subject to an air restrictor as per the DTM regulations), all wrung out from a 4.0-litre, made up of 800 different components and 3,900 individual parts.
We're told it's both a sprinter and a marathon runner, and as such posts a claimed 0-62mph time of three seconds, running through a racing six-speed sequential gearbox. Torque? Around 369lb ft, all fed to the rear wheels via a multi-disc limited slip differential. There are double wishbone axles front and rear with pushrods and adjustable shocks, vented discs, and a carbon fibre monocoque chassis with an integrated tank and steel roll cage. All in, it weighs just 1,110kg, dry.
Oh, and it looks absolutely fantastic, too.