The replacement of the old M3 with the brand new BMW M4 raised many controversies lately, so the carmaker had to come up with some strategies that should grow the popularity of its newcomer.
Consequently, BMW M4 will enter sports competitions beginning next year and the first one will be the DTM. The news was officially announced by the BMW motorsport division director, right after the unit was presented during the Pebble Beach elegance contest.
The task of BMW M4 could not have been more difficult, given the long and fruitful history of its predecessor in DTM. Connoisseurs are well aware that BMW entered DTM back in 1987 with its M3.
Over the time, Bavarian Motors gained no less than 48 victories in DTM, all with the M3, the debut of E92 motoring in 2012 being a huge success. Consequently, BMW M4 should rise to the level of expectancies and officials have all the confidence that it can.
After all, they have repeatedly stated that people just have to face the fact that they are making a step forward with the new BMW M4. DTM is probably the best shot to prove that the step is forward, not backward.