The BMW M3 DTM has taken a bow at the season-ending DTM event.
BMW revealed their BMW M3 DTM in all its glory prior to its debut at the season-ending DTM event held at Hockenheim over the weekend where, along with Mercedes-AMG and Audi, it performed demonstration laps of the Hockenheimring. At the unveiling event BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said: "The car's aerodynamics were developed in close collaboration with the engineers from series production."
"The BMW Group boasts impressive resources in this field and the wind tunnels are ultra-modern. This - and the Title Partner BMW M Performance Accessories - shows that the entire company is behind the 2012 DTM project and is working hard towards it. Old-school DTM fans will recognise from the typical BMW M stripes that the appearance is based on the original BMW M3 cars from the 'old DTM'. We are very proud of this design. It is both traditional and modern in equal measures. It shows our roots, but in a contemporary style." Between the years of 1987 and 1992, the BMW M3 won 40 races and attained over 150 podium finishes in DTM.
BMW, it seems, is back with a bang and their M3 DTM has some impressive figures: acceleration from 0-62mph is clocked at 2 seconds flat and it can hit a top speed of approximately 186mph. BMW won't be officially entering the DTM event until next year where they will have three DTM works teams, namely: BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG attempting to run out victors before the series heads to the U.S. in 2013.