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      04-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Smile 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.



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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


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      04-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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Can't wait to see all of the makes in action this year. Go BMW!
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Can't wait! Just two more weeks!!

Btw... who is Bruno?
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Anybody seen a picture of the livery for Joey Hand's car?
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      04-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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I think its cool that they all profess their love for the same four-legged snails.

But wow the cars look fantastic, and this is going to be a very exciting series.

Does anyone know if they all share the same engines, or is each engine designed and built seperately by each manufacturer to the same specs (4.0L V8)? If the latter, I wonder if BMW uses a P60-based design, or something newer like an S65-based design, or maybe something new from the ground up.
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Can't wait! Just two more weeks!!

Btw... who is Bruno?

That's Bruno Spengler, he was in DTM last year and I believe he ran for Mercedes-Benz.

http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/dri...ler-flash.html
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So sick. Do they show this in the US?
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Does anyone know if they all share the same engines, or is each engine designed and built seperately by each manufacturer to the same specs (4.0L V8)? If the latter, I wonder if BMW uses a P60-based design, or something newer like an S65-based design, or maybe something new from the ground up.
Yes, I believe so. I want to say they're all 4.0L putting out close to 500 HP
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I'll be at Hockenheimring on 29.April to watch the DTM season start. I hope that the weather is good.
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That's Bruno Spengler, he was in DTM last year and I believe he ran for Mercedes-Benz.

http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/dri...ler-flash.html

Thanks! Thats a good website to catch up on //M info...

http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/index.html
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Those eyes are beautiful. Simply gorgeous.
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I wish they would incorporate half halo leds on new m3. They look so much more aggressive than current approach. Love it
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These pics say alot about the new M3's headlights and aggressive styling soon to come.
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herew u go...
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herew u go...
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Gooooood lord...Those Halos should be listed for sale. I am ready to plunk down the $$$$$
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diy...
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herew u go...
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