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    Video: BMW celebrates return to DTM after 20-year absence

    This past weekend, BMW celebrated its return to DTM racing after a 20-year embargo of its home series. On the first practice day of the weekend at Hockenheim, Andy Priaulx was the best BMW in tenth, almost a second off the pace. By Saturday morning's second free practice just before quallifying, ...

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    Official: Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series launched as DTM safety car

    The latest hotted-up safety car for DTM is the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. If we'd been in a racing accident, we're not sure we'd trust the men who stepped out of a car that's half steroids, half Satan, but after 12 years of providing the safety cars (along with Audi) for the German ...

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    Geneva: 2012 BMW M3 DTM race car looks fast sitting still

    BMW is keen to get as much impact from its decision to enter the DTM racing series as possible, and to that end, has decided to showcase its German touring car in full factory racing livery for all the world to see at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Underneath its high-tech composite skin lurks a ...

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    Official: BMW sharpens its Edge with first M3 DTM livery

    With six cars joining the grid this year in the DTM series, BMW is sure to present wildly different liveries – largely determined by the sponsors brought on board – for each one. And this is the first. Based on a sponsorship deal with BP, this particular M3 DTM is decked out in the ...

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    Report: BMW hooks DTM up with new M3 safety car

    Choosing a safety car to pace a racing series is tricky business that almost invariably results in either a constant flux of vehicles called into duty or playing favorites between the manufacturers taking part in the series. NASCAR changes its pace cars about as quickly as it changes tires. ...

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    DTM steps into new era (and maybe America) as new racers debut at Hockenheim

    DTM is one of Germany's best-kept secrets. The series features (ostensibly) production-based touring cars piloted by a mix of up-and-coming talents and retired Formula One drivers around some of Europe's finest racing circuits. But the series won't be a secret for long as a number of developments ...

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    Official: Audi takes DTM title in spectacular style

    This season marks the end of an era for DTM. Next year the German touring car series switches to new regulations, the new cars will all be coupe-based (or at least look like coupes) and BMW joins in on the action. And with this chapter in DTM history closing, Audi has gone down in history as the ...

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    Frankfurt: Audi A5 DTM makes us long for tin-tops that can also turn right

    Touring car racing isn't big in the States, which could be in part due to the popularity of NASCAR. But whatever the reason, it's a bit of a shame, because the cars can be wicked cool. Like the new Audi A5 DTM. Though powered by the same 460-horsepower V8, the racer internally dubbed R17 is set ...

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    Frankfurt: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe DTM AMG OMG

    The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is going racing, and it has its eyes set on conquering the DTM series. That means the standard C-class Coupe gets the typical DTM outfit of a massive front splitter, seductively wide fender flares and a wing large enough on which to throw a party fit for ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz's heavy hitters to unveil new C-Class DTM in Frankfurt

    Mercedes-Benz fields no shortage of F1 drivers in the DTM touring car series these days. In fact, up-and-coming F1 star Paul di Resta earned his stripes driving Silver Stars in the series. But while the likes of David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher can be found in the Mercedes paddock at tin-top ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz taps David Coulthard as AMG ambassador

    Over the course of fourteen years in Formula 1, David Coulthard drove for only a handful of teams: Williams, McLaren and Red Bull. Championship-frontrunning teams all, but arguably no single manufacturer has been as influential on his life and career as Mercedes-Benz. Coulthard was reportedly ...

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    Audi prepares to fend off BMW with new A5 DTM

    The big news which touring car racing fans were waiting for this weekend came when BMW unveiled its new M3 DTM concept that will spearhead the marque's return to the series next year. But don't think for one minute that returning manufacturers Audi and Mercedes-Benz are about to let their ...

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    Official: BMW calls M3 DTM Concept to the matte

    BMW has revealed the car that marks the automaker's return to DTM racing. The BMW M3 DTM Concept provides a look at what race fans can expect on the DTM starting grid in 2012. Not every bit of matte-finish cool on display above will be carried over to the ready-to-race version, but as with the ...

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    Mercedes offering Spirit of AMG "Emotion Tours" to Affalterbach

    Unless you're into robot spotting, it doesn't take many factory tours before you punch the 'Been There Done That' card. Of course, there are exceptions, such as when AMG bundles tours of its Affalterbach facilities with excursions like jazz concerts, golf, and driving its growling wares over the ...

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    Official: BMW to unveil concept DTM racer in Munich next month

    The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is heading to Munich next month, racing right in BMW's backyard at the stadium built for the ill-fated 1972 Olympic Games. And when it does, the Bavarian automaker will take the occasion to unveil a preview of what we can expect from its new DTM racer. BMW has ...

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    Mercedes-Benz hooks DTM up with a new C63 AMG safety car

    The DTM series and Mercedes-Benz have a long and beautiful history together. Particularly when it comes to the AMG-tuned C-Class. That's the car that the German automaker currently runs in the touring car series, and stands as the most successful in the series' history. Also, one of the most ...

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    Mercedes-Benz rolls out star-studded DTM lineup

    Back in the day, before Formula One drivers started trying their hand at NASCAR and the World Rally Championship – we're looking at you, Kimi – there was really just one address for retired grand prix pilots: DTM. The German racing series is king of all touring car championships, and ...

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    BMW announces three two-car teams for 2012 DTM series

    Touring car racing fans are eagerly anticipating the return of BMW to the DTM series. The Bavarian automaker last competed in DTM (or its progenitors, anyway) a whopping 18 years ago, but late last year announced it would return to the German touring car series in 2012. Now it has revealed the ...

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    Video: Susie Stoddart drives the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

    Susie Stoddart drives the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Susie Stoddart is a professional race driver who hails from Scotland, and has moved up through the motorsports ranks to arrive in the DTM world. Getting started in karting before moving on to ...

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    BMW Motorsport changes leadership as Mario Theissen exits stage left

    Incoming and outgoing BMW Motorsport directors Jens Marquardt (left) and Mario Theissen (right)
    For over a decade now, BMW has had its racing program directed by one man: Mario Theissen. Having joined the Bavarian automaker as a development engineer back in 1977, Theissen became the company's ...


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