2012 BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition
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 roof and boot lid, BMW M logo to the rear of the front wheel arches and decals in the rear side windows.
Inside the car, the door sill strips replicate Spengler’s helmet design and the carbon-fibre interior trim strip bears the newly crowned champion’s signature and the car’s serial number.
The special-edition model also contains various exclusive interior additions, such as the Alcantara® steering wheel, handbrake lever embroidered with “M Power” lettering, and extended black Novillo leather trim with features in contrasting Palladium Silver.
Technical elements like the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package underline the car’s focus on high performance. Equipment including the Professional navigation system, heated seats and Park Distance Control add more “everyday” ingredients to the model.
BMW M is also offering the 54 new custodians of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition – which will be available in various international markets – a very special extra. Owners of this automotive rarity will have the chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler. One of the most coveted elements of the BMW Driving Experience programme, the course is held on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife track, where BMW M cars are put through extremely exacting testing sessions and final chassis tuning is carried out.
The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built at BMW’s Regensburg plant and the BMW M GmbH factory from February 2013. Prices in Germany start from €99,000.00 including VAT.
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Regensburg, Germany|
|engine||Aluminum/Silicon Alloy V8|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/double-VANOS|
|fuel feed||Fuel injection|
|displacement||3999 cc / 244.0 in³|
|bore||92 mm / 3.62 in|
|stroke||75.2 mm / 2.96 in|
|power||313.2 kw / 420 bhp @ 8300 rpm|
|specific output||105.03 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||253.78 bhp per tonne|
|torque||399.97 nm / 295 ft lbs @ 3900 rpm|
|body / frame||E92 Unit Steel|
|driven wheels||RWD w/M Differential Lock|
|wheel type||Forged Aluminum Alloy|
|front tires||245/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 2|
|rear tires||265/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 2|
|front brakes||Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single Piston Calipers, ABS|
|rear brakes||Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single Piston Calipers, ABS|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 21.59 cm / 18 x 9.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 45.7 x 24.13 cm / 18 x 9.5 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|f suspension||MacPherson Struts w/Strut Tiebar,|
|r suspension||Five-Arm Multi-Link|
|curb weight||1655 kg / 3649 lbs|
|weight distro||51 % / 49 %|
|wheelbase||2761 mm / 108.7 in|
|front track||1538 mm / 60.6 in|
|rear track||1539 mm / 60.6 in|
|length||4615 mm / 181.7 in|
|width||1817 mm / 71.5 in|
|height||1418 mm / 55.8 in|
|transmission||SG6 6-Speed Manual|
|gear ratios||4.055:1, 2.369:1, 1.582:1, 1.192:1, 1.000:1, 0.872:1|
|top speed||~259.05 kph / 161 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.4 seconds|
|0 – 100 mph||~10.0 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~12.5 seconds|
|fuel econ epa||13 L/100 km or 18.5 mpg-us|
|city fuel econ epa||16.80 L/100 km or 14 mpg-us|
|hwy fuel econ epa||11.76 L/100 km or 20 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||62.83 litres or 16.6 gal.|