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2014 BMW M4 Coupe DTM Safety Car

Technical Specs
431 hp 406 lb-ft 4 s n/a
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I6, Twin-Turbo Length 183.9 in (4671 mm)
Displacement 182 cu in (2979 cc) Width 73.6 in (1870 mm)
Power 431 hp (317 kW) @ 5500 rpm Height 54.4 in (1383 mm)
Torque 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) @ 1850-5500 rpm Weight 3554 lb (1612 kg)
Redline 7500 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4 s (4.1 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 255/40 ZR18 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 275/40 ZR18 Base Price n/a
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BMW M4 Coupe to Lead DTM Race Cars in 2014 Season

Published: Fri May 02, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: BMW M
The M4 Coupe DTM Safety Car was equipped with LED lights on the front apron, a radio communication system, LED lights on the roof and a special livery.
The M4 Coupe DTM Safety Car was equipped with LED lights on the front apron, a radio communication system, LED lights on the roof and a special livery.

BMW has announced that the all-new M4 Coupe will be used as an official safety car of the 2014 DTM championship. It will make its debut at the Nurburgring race on August 17th.

Ensuring that it will be sufficiently fast is the new 431-hp six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-rev characteristics that generates a maximum torque of 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). This allows the BMW M4 Coupé to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.

"Having decided to start the 2014 DTM season with a new challenger, in the form of the BMW M4 DTM, it was a logical step to have BMW M GmbH put together a BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

"To lead the DTM field out in style, the safety car itself must also be extremely sporty. The BMW M4 Coupé certainly provided us with the basis to achieve this."

To safely guide 23 DTM racing cars around a circuit, the safety car itself must demonstrate ultimate sportiness. A powerful drive train, high-performance chassis and perfect handling in any weather conditions are an absolute must. As it happens, the BMW M4 Coupé with its many BMW M Performance Parts is naturally at its strongest in precisely these areas.

Developed in Two Months

Back in the winter of 2013 a team of BMW M employees started work on converting the car from what was already a mightily impressive, roadgoing coupé to a safety car capable of taking a leading role in the DTM. The basic car was assembled at the BMW plant in Munich. From there, the BMW M4 Coupé went to the BMW M factory in Garching, where the assembly and modifications continued by hand. These included the technicians removing the rear seats and installing a roll cage and Recaro racing seats with Schroth belts for its outings as a safety car. Furthermore, the car was also equipped with LED lights on the front apron, a radio communication system, LED lights on the roof and a special livery.

On top of all this came the extensive use of BMW M Performance Parts - from the exhaust silencer system, front splitter, black front grille, mirror caps, rocker panel attachment and rear spoiler to the rear diffuser, the technicians prepared the BMW M4 Coupé for its demanding outings on the racetrack. The modifications took about two months to complete.

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