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BMW pulls the wraps off the M3 DTM Concept Car

The Germans from BMW decided to reveal the M3 DTM Concept Car, a vehicle which will run at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters competition. We talked several times about BMW’s decision to return the DTM series, the Germans leaving this competition in 1994. Only few hours ago, Audi released some renderings for the A5 Coupe DTM Racing Concept, one of the direct rivals from the Munich-based company. Therefore, we expect some news from Mercedes too, in order to complete the lineup of the three German rivals.

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

The BMW M3 DTM Concept Car has been revealed at BMW Welt in Munich and displayed the entire weekend for all the visitors wanting to see the model closer.

“The DTM comeback sees BMW return to its roots. We will be facing our main competitors in the premium sector and we are looking forward to this challenge. We have enjoyed great success in the past, and I am convinced we will follow on in 2012 where we left off,” said member of the board Dr. Klaus Draeger.

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

Comparing to the renderings released by Audi for their DTM vehicle, BMW decided to unveil the actual model which benefits from a carbon fiber body with extended wheel arches, aggressive front and rear bumpers, a new hood with big air intakes and a carbon fiber rear wing the rear for increased downforce.

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

Under the bonnet, the new M3 DTM Concept Car is powered by a V8 engine meeting the new technical regulations of the competition. The model produces 480 horsepower, does the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in around 3 seconds and provides a top speed of 300 km/h. According to the official details, this is not the final version of the model, of course, this was not very difficult to find considering that it is called a concept. Therefore, BMW will unveil the BMW M3 DTM in its final form at the upcoming and long awaited Frankfurt Auto Show in September. At the same event, BMW Motorsport confirmed that Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus will be behind the steering wheel in the 2012 DTM season.

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

BMW M3 DTM Concept Car

“Priaulx and Farfus have been confirmed as the first drivers to take to the track with the BMW M3 DTM in the 2012 season and during the intense test phase. Both drivers arrive in the DTM with impressive wins and titles to their names. Priaulx won the 2004 European Touring Car Championship for BMW, and followed that up with three World Championship titles between 2005 and 2007,” adds BMW.

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  1. This isn’t even debatable, the Infiniti is the more rlblaiee vehicle by a long shot. Its Oxy Moron to even say any different. And electrical failures in an Infiniti, thats paradox??!! Your getting mixed up with BMW’s issues and misconstruing them for the Infiniti. Both cars are great luxury performance vehicle’s but it doesn’t take a genius to answer this question. By the way the guy above stating that the Infiniti doesn’t come to par with the power and performance of the BMW 530i . Think again?! The 2005 Infiniti G35 composes a 3.5 liter V6 producing a potent 280 HP making it the class leader among all its competitors for that year model while the 2005 BMW 530i has a fairly anemic 225 HP V6 engine. Although the BMW 530i is a great car its not fast nor is it rlblaiee. To begin with the 2005 G35 sedan coupe still produce more HP then a 2012 BMW 328i and 528i sedan. Both the BMW and Infiniti are the most athletic sport oriented cars in their class however if your looking for reliability you would be a complete moron to settle for a BMW. You cant even put the words rlblaiee BMW in the same sentence. By the way if your looking for an Infiniti that competes with the BMW 5 series, it would be more appropriate to put it up against the larger 2006 Infiniti M35 sedan. The Infiniti G35 rivals the BMW 3 series not the 5 series, however due to the BMW 5 series poor resale value its not very hard to find a cheap one.

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