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Smile First Face Off for BMW M3 DTM vs Audi & Mercedes by Way of Media Day

First Face Off for BMW M3 DTM vs Audi & Mercedes by Way of Media Day
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The BMW M3 DTM cars are set to take on their Audi and Mercedes Benz rivals for real and for the first time in just over two weeks at Hockenheim (on April 29), but the race cars first face off in this photo session from Media Day, where for the first time the final DTM cars were revealed together. This will be BMW’s first DTM race since October 11, 1992.

Subject to the same regulations, the three German marquees' cars share similar general aero bits and styling, but each also maintains the essence of the respective models' styling cues - grilles, lights, and the like.

And you haven't heard or seen the M3 DTM cars in action, be sure to check out the videos we've reposted below. Photos courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport.

Media Day Photos

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BMW M3 DTM Video Previews and Driver Interviews

2012 BMW M3 DTM car-to-car footage

Footage of the 2012 BMW M3 DTM race car on the track

Walkaround of the beautiful 2012 BMW M3 DTM Race Car

BMW M3 DTM Driver Interview - Joey Hand

Interview with Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, about BMW M3 DTM

BMW M3 DTM Driver Interview - Dirk Werner

BMW M3 DTM Driver Interview - Andy Priaulx

BMW M3 DTM Driver Interview - Augusto Farfus

Here's 2012 DTM schedule at a glance*

29th April Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (D)
6th May Lausitzring (D)
20th May Brands Hatch (GB)
3rd June Red Bull Ring Spielberg (A)
1st July Norisring (D)
14th / 15th July Show event Olympiastadion München (D)**
19th August Nürburgring (D)
26th August Circuit Park Zandvoort (NL)
16th September Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (D)
30th September Valencia (E)
21st October Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (D)

* subject to approval from the FIA
** no points round