BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.
BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps and gurney, various dark chrome elements, matt black wheels and sections of the race car’s livery also betray its close links with the triumphant BMW M3 DTM. The theme is continued by the BMW M stripe design over the CFRP … CONTINUED
The dream comeback in the DTM, culminating in the drivers’, manufacturers’ and team titles, was the defining feature of BMW Motorsport’s 2012 season. However, BMW teams and drivers also claimed victories, podiums and titles in many other series around the world and at iconic racing events. We take a look back at the highlights of the past season.
DTM: BMW Motorsport crowns sensational comeback with three titles.
When, after an absence of almost 20 years, BMW Motorsport lined up at the first race of the DTM season in Hockenheim (DE) on 29th April 2012, the goal was to be competitive as soon as possible. When Dirk Werner (DE) clocked the third fastest lap during the first qualifying session of the year, it soon became apparent this was … CONTINUED
Buttonwillow Raceway Park, CA, November 7, 2012: The Global Time Attack series pits drivers and cars against the clock to see who can run the fastest lap time in their respective class. The invite only event catered only to the fastest time attack teams in the country and the event saw a stacked field. The EAS Supercharged BMW M3 fit into the Limited RWD class, marking its first time within the series.
Buttonwillow Raceway Park is one of the premiere road racing and testing facilities in The United States. The track’s versatility has made it popular among club racers, track day clubs, motorcycle racers, professional race teams, car manufactures, tire companies, publishers and media outlets, commercial production companies, and go karters. The track is located … CONTINUED
The 40 Years of M event we attended this week at the Nurburgring presented not just one surprise (M6 Gran Coupe debut), but also the reveal of the limited edition BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.
This limited edition E92 M3 coupe commemorates Bruno Spengler’s championship in the recently concluded DTM 2012 season. As you can see, the car mimics Bruno Spengler’s matte black BMW Bank M3 race car. It will be limited to 54 units.
Vitals on the car:
• BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition
• 54 units (BMW has won 54 DTM races in its history)
• Frozen Black (matte black paint)
• Bruno Spengler decals at the rear windows
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The final race of the 2012 DTM race season took place on October 21, 2012 at the Hockenheim Ring. Early morning that day, four of ///M Flight members set off on a 1.5hr trip from Kaiserslautern to Hockenheim Ring. The trip was courtesy of Akrapovic.
Check out the trip report and photos inside.
2012 DTM Champion Bruno Spengler was busy kicking butt and becoming a champion during the recently concluded DTM season, but found time at the Dingolfing DTM race to mingle with fans and give joy rides in the DTM M3 Safety Car.
From the look on the fans’ faces, there was plenty of joy provided champion racer’s rides.
Follow this NASA World Challenge Car E92 M3 build by VS Motorsports.
Background on the car by VS Motorsports: Yes, this is a NASA World Challenge Car. We met our customer out at Mid-Ohio for Nationals and he was looking for a new shop to help him be faster and win! So he allowed us to take his car into our shop and fix any issues that might of not been looked at.
Parts that were installed on the car:
Dinan Power Pulley
Front Sway bar
Carbon Fiber Doors
Carbon Fiber Trunk with BMW Motorsports Spoiler
Stoptech Front Calipers and Rotors
Custom Front Splitter
What we did with the car:
Rear Sway Bar
Custom Aluminum Control Arm… CONTINUED
The BMW Team RLL describe the process and important of FOCUS in racing.
Here is a great video recapping BMW’s 2012 DTM season, culminating with this past weekend’s win by Bruno Spengler, which captured the DTM triple crown for BMW.