BMW recently had a little fun with two of the company's past DTM champions. Roberto Ravaglia and Bruno Spengler, winners of the 1989 and 2012 championships, respectively, both showed up at the world-famous Hockenheimring with their title-winning cars. The two swapped seats, with Ravaglia taking the helm of Spengler's BMW M3 DTM racer and Spengler sliding behind the wheel of Ravaglia's first-generation M3 racer in the classic BMW Bank livery, and headed for the track. Spengler got a 23 second head start in the first-gen M3 with Ravaglia chasing behind.

It didn't take long for the older hotshoe to sort out his new ride and close the gap. The short clip below follows the two as they make their way around the circuit, but the really interesting portion comes when the pair begin discussing what they like and don't like about each other's machines. You can check out the full video below for yourself.




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      Vincent Vega
      • 2 Years Ago
      That E30...My goodness!
        POV
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vincent Vega
        Yeah when I saw that smoking power slide I was reminded of my life mission to own a E30 M3. :)
      POV
      • 2 Years Ago
      This video affirms to me that BMW has not lost their way. Surely they have made some compromises to modern amenities but they have not forgotten their motorsport roots.
      timber
      • 2 Years Ago
      The new car is a mean machine but I would prefer that racing rules wouldn't make car companies make cars that are only somewhat related to what's available to mortals. In the end as a BMW lover and owner I'm happy to see that BMW despite having to make cars that I dispise (like the X6) to keep it's bottom line hasn't forgot what's BMW is all about.
        Hein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @timber
        there are races you can watch for that. theres a race for everyone.
      Charles Bishop
      • 2 Years Ago
      E30 DTM Porn! such a sweet intake sound. I love the livery swap on the cars, too. slick!
      mylexicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is only one BMW in this video. The other vehicle is a carbon-fiber spec car, a cousin of the nonsense they build in NASCAR.
      Sasha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Terrible marketing for BMW. All I could think was just how much COOLER the old car is. Sure, the new car is faster. It's an 8 vs. a 4. But the new car is just so damned GENERIC. Just another boring new car, boatloads of horsepower, probably all sorts of electronic gadgetry..but no SOUL. The e30 M3 just comes off as such a gem here. A real driver's car. The new one is just a show of bucketloads of money thrown at the task of getting around a racetrack quickly.
      Carzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      how do these DTM BMW\'s compare with the ALMS BMW?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Overall cool video. But the build up...and the build up...and the build up! It's like an old 1970s stag movie that girl starts taking her clothes and seven minutes later she still isn't naked.
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just love the DTM cars they are nothing like NASCAR and are so stock appearing. LOL! So many whoop and holler for a stock based racing series and they missed the Grand Am Koni sports car challenge. This series was stock bodies and engined cars that really put on a good show. But as the norm too few showed interest. It is sad but too few people really care. The series did have the normal issues with weight penalties and intake restrictions that slow down cars like the Camaro and Mustangs but that is what always hurts these kinds of series. The truth is if you have pure racing few will care and if you regulate still too few care. How many times did we lose Trans Am. Racing today except for F1 is entertainment. Pure racing is just out of the budget and if the publics favorite driver or brand has no chance of winning no one will show up.
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