Earlier this evening BMW revealed the new BMW M Performance Accessories liveried M3 DTM to selected members of the public, two days before the car makes an appearance as part of the season-ending DTM event at the neighbouring Hockenheimring.
BMW Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt, was at the unveiling of the M3 DTM and commented, “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,”
BMW’s have entered three DTM works teams for 2012 – BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG. Factory drivers Augusto Farfus and Andy Priaulx have already been confirmed for the series, with Jörg Müller and Dirk Werner likely to join them. Young drivers René Rast, Jean-Karl Vernay and Richie Stanaway joined testing at the EuroSpeedway in Lausitz recently, hoping to earn themselves a place on the squad.
Mercedes and Audi will joining BMW this weekend, performing demonstration laps of the Hockenheimring with their new 2012 cars.