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2012 BMW M3 DTM Safety Car

Safety cars are an integral piece of motor racing, so much so that a lot of racing series have gone the route of building specific safety cars exclusively for their use. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) - that’s the German Touring Car Masters - has unveiled their official safety car for the 2012 race season and to no one’s surprise, they picked a local vehicle in the BMW M3 .

The M3 DTM Safety Car is actually based on the M3 GTS and just like any other safety car used for racing purposes, this one was specially modified by BMW M GmbH with plenty of enhancements, including unique bodywork painted in Aline White with a special safety car livery, a modified CFRP engine bonnet with vents, a slew of BMW M Performance Accessories on the gurney and flaps, a new orange roof light unit, and a new set of 19" competition wheels wrapped in 255/35 and 285/30 tires with a fixed-caliper system and Stahlflex brake hoses. Meanwhile, the interior of the M3 DTM Safety Car gets new Recaro seats, three and six-point harnesses, and a new steering wheel straight out of the BMW M Performance Accessories catalog.

Under the hood, the M3 DTM Safety Car is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower at 8,300 rpm and is mated to a 7-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic capabilities. These figures allow the car to hit 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds with an impressive top speed of 189 mph.




3 comments:

The safety car looks great in the pictures. It wasn’t that bad on the maximum speed of almost two-hundred miles an hour. I think it was powerful enough at a four hundred and fifty horse power.

This model looks like a police car. Moreover, this is a nice concept for it brings a safer way on road. I was amazed with the engine performance taking the speed of 189 mph. Not just that but it has plenty of safety features like three and six-point harnesses, new steering wheel and many more.

It’s an impressive safety car. Surprising to know that they have chosen the BMW to be their safety car. It creates a whooping 4.4 seconds sprint from zero to sixty miles an hour.

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