Article: DTM 2012: BMW M3 Premiere In Munich
Nearly two weeks after the rollout of the new M3 for the 2012 DTM season, the BMW M3 DTM concept car was unveiled to the public now. Dr. Klaus Draeger, the board of BMW AG responsible for development, and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt revealed DTM M3 in a double cone of the BMW Welt in Munich. As part of the DTM event at the Olympic Stadium, the BMW M3 Concept Car DTM is also the weekend for race fans and visitors in the world to see his BMW. The vehicle gives a first impression of them that look like the BMW M3 DTM season opener in 2012. However, the car was not the only star in the BMW world: Andy Priaulx and BMW Motorsport Augusto Farfus presented the first two pilots, who are starting next season, the colors of the company represented in the DTM.
“It’s nice to see how our DTM project gains momentum,” said Dr. Draeger. “After two decades of BMW returns next year back in the DTM. There we meet our main competitors in the premium segment – and we are looking forward to this contest. With the DTM comeback BMW returns to his roots. In the production car racing, we have achieved many successes in the past. I am confident that we can tie it in 2012. Everyone at BMW Motorsport works hard so we will celebrate in the coming season a successful debut. ”
Marquardt explains: “A new racing program on its feet, a puzzle is the same. Almost daily new items are added, we put together to form a whole. The BMW M3 DTM concept car is an important milestone on the way to start the season 2012th The roll-out of the vehicle is completed successfully and now we start our test program on track. Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus are as pilots, and will become part of our 2012 driver line-up. They have recommended with strong performances in touring car and GT racing for the DTM, and we are confident that they will also leave a lasting impression in this series. A cog in the other attacks, so that we can say: Our preparations for the 2012 season run absolutely according to plan. ”
The DTM regulations for the 2012 season provides that all vehicles must come to a certain number of unit components are used. This ensures that the development costs remain within and significantly lower than in other top categories of motor racing. Even so, the BMW Motorsport engineers, including the vast technical resources of the BMW Group to use their innovative ideas in order to work in areas such as aerodynamics and engine performance advantages over the competition. The result of this work is a spectacular race cars that will delight fans of the DTM. The powerful V8 engine developed with the technical regulations defined by the Air restrictor about 480 hp. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in around three seconds. The top speed is around 300 km / h.
Three teams will compete next year for BMW in the DTM: BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW, and BMW Team RMG Team RBM. The exact assignment of pilots to the three teams will take place at a later date. Initially, the teams and BMW Motorsport hand in hand to promote the development of the BMW M3 DTM.
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