The year 2012 will mark BMW’s return to the DTM series after two decades and the M3 DTM concept unveiled at the DTM event in the Olympic Stadium is the car that will put them back on the grid. Based on a BMW M3, the DTM concept is powered by a powerful V8 engine equipped with an air restrictor that delivers about 480 HP. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about three seconds and can hit a top speed of 186 mph.
BMW will compete in next year’s DTM with three different teams: BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM, and BMW Team RMG. More details about them will be released at a later date.
"It is good to see how our DTM project is picking up speed," said Dr. Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for development. "Next year, BMW returns to the DTM after two decades. We will be facing our main competitors in the premium sector – and are already looking forward to this challenge. The DTM comeback sees BMW return to its roots. We have enjoyed great success in production car racing in the past, and I am convinced we will follow on in 2012 where we left off. Everyone at BMW Motorsport is working hard to ensure we get off to a successful start next season."