It has been two weeks since the Audi Sport Team Phoenix driver Mike Rockenfeller clinched the 2013 DTM Drivers’ championship title in his RS 5 DTM and Audi is still in celebration mode. To commemorate the win, Audi has announced the introduction of the A5 DTM Champion, a special edition model which will see some 300 cars being produced.
The A5 DTM Champion will be offered as €1,900 package and features a fixed body-coloured rear wing, aluminum-like exterior mirrors, 20-inch five V-spoke design aluminum wheels, and DTM badges on the door sill trims, fender and the side sills.
The A5 DTM Champion goes on sale starting October 21 and can be ordered in three colours - Misano Red, Daytona Gray and Glacier White. Engine choices include the 2.0 TDI quattro (177bhp), 3.0 TDI quattro (245bhp), 2.0 TFSI quattro (225bhp), and 3.0 TFSI quattro (272bhp).
BMW seems to be hinting on making this a habit as last year too when it won the title it made 54 units of the M3 DTM Champion Edition. Special edition Audis are usually based on the TT or RS models but it’s good to see the Bavarian automaker deviate from the conventional path.