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    • Introducing the new 2012 Mercedes C-coupe DTM car - Pictures and video of track testing

      As reported, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher unveilved the new Mercedes DTM car at the Frankfurt auto show. The car looks stunning and like a worthy rival to the recently revealed 2012 Audi A5 DTM car. The 2011 season is still winding down (with Audi taking the lead from Mercedes) but with BMW in the mix and the new cars for 2012 the next season is shaping up very, very nicely.





















      Michael Schumacher: "The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz DTM car looks fantastic, but what I find even more impressive than the car's visual appearance is the new safety concept with its innovative safety cell and more advanced carbon-fibre crash structures. This safety standard is exemplary and constitutes, in my opinion, the benchmark for touring car racing. I'm looking forward to seeing the new C-Class Coupé in action and hopefully winning lots of races. I've got my fingers crossed for everyone in the Mercedes-Benz DTM team."

      Nico Rosberg: "I was pleased to take part in unveiling the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé for the 2012 DTM season at its Frankfurt Motor Show world premiere. It looks really cool and I particularly like the chrome finish. The car is certainly an important step forward for the DTM, which is a great series – I began my career racing on the same weekends as the DTM, and it will attract even more fans in 2012 when the third manufacturer arrives. Whenever possible, I still follow the races on TV, and always enjoy going to local DTM events. I will of course keep my fingers crossed next year for my Mercedes-Benz DTM colleagues and hope they can bring the title home to Stuttgart with the new C-Class Coupé."

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      Comments 13 Comments
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        this thing is going to kick ass in DTM
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        what motor does it use? and the a5 dtm? does the m3 uses a 4.4 s65? or that's in gt3 right?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        what motor does it use? and the a5 dtm? does the m3 uses a 4.4 s65? or that's in gt3 right?
        They are all gonna use 4.0 V8's.

        Merc's output is unknown, but previous race car put 493 bhp.
        M3 makes 480 bhp and A5's output is 453 bhp.
        The weight of all three cars is 1050 KG.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        All the motors will be at about the same output.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        ^ is my post above hidden?

        Audi officially stated the car will make 460 PS, or 453 HP.
        Previous C-Class DTM made 500 ( HP or PS i'm not sure, i believe it's PS ) so at least the new C-Class coupe will make the same output if not more.
        and we know M3 makes 480 HP.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I think those are just stated figures without any real proof. Why would Audi have a 40 hp handicap or so? Doesn't make sense.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        because Audi sucks.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        because Audi sucks.
        Then why are they in the lead in DTM?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Then why are they in the lead in DTM?
        Because someone in Mercedes team sucks more.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Because someone in Mercedes team sucks more.
        Mercedes has arguably the best driver.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        what motor does it use? and the a5 dtm? does the m3 uses a 4.4 s65? or that's in gt3 right?
        No factory powerplants. There are very strict rules in DTM, almost like spec racing.

        Main differences in the cars are the aero packages.
      1. Maverick1975's Avatar
        Maverick1975 -
        Those sidepipe exhausts are awesome!!
      1. DavidV's Avatar