BMW M3 DTM Concept

July 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

We’ve been hearing rumors about the new BMW M3 DTM car, and here it is. Finally the wraps came off it to show a magnificent racer ready to take on Audi and Mercedes in DTM from 2012.

The car offers an initial impression of what the BMW M3 DTM will look like when it lines up at the start of the 2012 season. However, the vehicle was not the only star of the evening at BMW Welt: BMW Motorsport also presented the first two drivers to be confirmed as wearing the company colours in the DTM as of next season – Andy Priaulx (GB) and Augusto Farfus (BR).

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The powerful V8 engine equipped with the air restrictor as detailed in the technical regulations generates approximately 480 bhp. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about three seconds and boasts a top speed of approx. 300 km/h. Also, H&R, SONAX and ZF Sachs were introduced as Official Partners in Munich, Sympatex was presented as Official Supplier. The company logos will be visible on all cars used by BMW Motorsport.

Will the M3 be able to revive BMW’s glorious days in DTM? We’ll know in a year and a half!