2012 DTM winning BMW M3

F30 BMW M3 racer wins 2012 DTM championship

2012 came with a lot of good news for the BMW enthusiast. Be it new releases, new technology or new ideas, the Bavarians delivered fully.

They even went on with their tradition of completely mocking the sales performance of the rivals and showing them once again how it’s done.

2012 DTM winning BMW M3
2012 DTM winning BMW M3

Few of these listed have struck such a cord with the brand faithfuls more than the decision to return to the DTM touring car championship.

The German event differs from other touring car series because of the high manufacturer involvement and high power outputs.

With the return of BMW to the sport well under way, they used a really outrageous version of the BMW M3 that has a front end which is reminiscent of the F30 3 Series.

This weekend saw the last race of the year take place at the Hockenheimring was the one which decided the 2012 DTM championship.

That title went to BMW’s AC Schnitzer team, the manufacturer title went to our favorite car maker but the driver’s title was the most disputed one of all.

Eventually it went to Bruno Spengler. The Canadian driver had been pretty unfortunate in the past as he had lost the title four times at the last minute.

2012 DTM winning BMW M3
2012 DTM winning BMW M3

Thankfully, this time, in the maiden year of BMW’s return to the sport he managed to really put up a show. He started in third yet managed to get by his major rival and his team-mate to make a quick run for the win.

That win came just 1.1 seconds apart from the rival, so it wasn’t easy, but the result is undeniable.


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