Listen in as BMW Motorsports drivers describe how races are won and careers defined by mere tenths of seconds, and how they push to the limits to gain those crucial tenths of seconds.
The stage is set for a grand finale: BMW Motorsport travels to the tenth and final round of the 2012 DTM season full of confidence having already picked up four wins and ten podiums. Ahead of the race at the Hockenheimring (DE) [on Sunday at , the best-placed BMW driver is Bruno Spengler (CA), who is second in the drivers’ standings on 124 points, three behind overall leader Gary Paffett (GB, Mercedes). Also within touching distance of the top of the standings is BMW Team Schnitzer. The team from Freilassing (DE) has 143 points to its name in the team competition and trails the leading Mercedes crew by just eight points.
It is almost six months since BMW returned to the DTM at the opening race of … CONTINUED
Several BIMMERPOST members attended a 3-day HPDE together at the Mazda Laguna Seca raceway two weekends ago. The driving event was hosted by the Porsche Club and all members had a great time while seeing the good representation of BMW cars in attendance.
M3POST member radiantm3 shares his photos and videos from the event.
Valencia (ES), 30th September 2012. Brazilian debut in Valencia (ES): BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus has won his first DTM race at the “Circuit de la Comunitat”. The 29-year-old, at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, crossed the finish line 8.406 seconds ahead of Adrien Tambay (FR, Audi) to become the first Brazilian in the history of the DTM to celebrate on the top step of the podium. He had previously claimed his first pole position in the series on Saturday.
Farfus was not the only BMW driver who could be happy with the result after 46 laps of thrilling racing in Valencia. Having completed a drive-through penalty on lap six for a jump start, Bruno Spengler (CA) worked his way through the field … CONTINUED
Watch a 2012 BMW Motorsport DTM test drive at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal by Joey Hand, via his on-board helmet cam.
As the 2012 DTM season enters the finishing straight, BMW Motorsport is already on course for next year: As of 2013, four BMW teams will do battle for points and victories in the popular touring car series. Like BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG, newly-formed BMW Team MTEK will also run two BMW M3 DTMs.
By increasing its contingent to eight cars, BMW Motorsport is intensifying its commitment to the DTM and will now compete on a par with the other two manufacturers represented in the DTM. Dutchman Ernest Knoors will take the reigns as Team Principal of BMW Team MTEK, which is based in Garching (DE) near Munich (DE). Now that BMW Team MTEK has officially been given the starting signal, the … CONTINUED
The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season in the eighth race of the year. After 51 laps of racing, the BMW Team Schnitzer driver, who started from pole, came home 0.629 seconds ahead of Mercedes driver Gary Paffett (GB).
Dirk Werner (DE) finished fourth in the E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM to record his best result in the DTM. He was followed over the line by Augusto Farfus (BR, Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM) in fifth, with the Brazilian also scoring valuable points. In total, BMW picked up 47 points in Oschersleben – more … CONTINUED
New feature video on the Afrox / ADF F30 race car where the viewer gets a great look and listen at the race car with its Akrapovic exhaust system and BMW M Performance Parts.
2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
Turbos boost lowered to maximum 0.7 bar and 40mm turbo inlet restrictor
M Performance front brakes (370mm)
18″ BBS wheels
GPS data logging system
6 weeks to complete, at cost of 196,300 Euro
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Watch the M1, 3.0CSL, M3s and Other Iconic M Racecars In Action at the BMW Oldtimer GP 2012 @ Nurburgring.