50 years of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport: Roll-out of the BMW M4 DTM with two-litre turbo engine

50 years of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport: Roll-out of the BMW M4 DTM with two-litre turbo engine

27.10.2018: ...adds a new chapter and heralds a new era. Focus firmly on the 2019 DTM season: The BMW M4 DTM, modified to comply with Class 1 regulations and powered by the newly-developed BMW two-litre turbo engine, made its first appearance at BMW Group Pl

...adds a new chapter and heralds a new era.




Focus firmly on the 2019 DTM season: The BMW M4 DTM, modified to comply with Class 1 regulations and powered by the newly-developed BMW two-litre turbo engine, made its first appearance at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. With BMW works driver Bruno Spengler (CAN) at the wheel, the car completed its first kilometres with BMW Turbo Power.



The turbo engine is a key component of the new Class 1 regulations, which come into force in the 2019 DTM season. The previous V8 engines are being replaced by efficient and significantly more powerful four-cylinder turbo engines with two-litre capacity.



All the modifications required to fit the new engine, in accordance with Class 1 regulations, have already been made on the BMW M4 DTM. These include alterations to the air inlets and outlets, as well as the intake and exhaust system. Further evolutionary phases, based on the new regulations, will be implemented before the new car is homologated.




“BMW Turbo Power has enjoyed success in motor racing for almost 50 years. In the first year with a BMW turbo engine, back in 1969, Dieter Quester was immediately crowned European touring car champion with the BMW 2002 TI. In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo became the first German production automobile to feature a turbocharger.





We are now adding a new chapter to this story in the DTM,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Our first few kilometres of the Class 1 era went very positively. We are happy with all the functional tests. The new turbo sounds awesome. However, its most impressive attribute is its efficiency – despite being considerably more powerful than its predecessor.”



“After my first kilometres with the new DTM engine, I can hardly wait for next season,” said Spengler. “I can just imagine how much fun it will be to take to the track with so much BMW Turbo Power. You can feel the extra horsepower. We will put on even more of a show for the fans in 2019. The amount of time at full-throttle is reduced – but the top speed is higher than before. We will have to work even harder at the wheel.”




The first ITR test in preparation for the 2019 season is scheduled to take place from 11th to 14th November 2018 at Estoril (POR).

 

 

 

Ingo Lehbrink- photos BMW

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/rollout-bmw-m4-dtm-two-litre-turbo-engine---182725.html

27.10.2018 / MaP

More News

Die DTM vom 5. bis 7. Juli zu Gast am Norisring
18.10.2018
Mehr Rahmenprogramm und aufregende Strecken in der Saison 2019Die DTM erwartet ihre Fans in der Saison 2019 mit einem wahren Feuerwerk. Neben einem brandneuen Rahmenprogramm mit noch nie da gewesenen Rennserien können Motorsport-Enthusi more >>
Title treble for Mercedes-AMG: Gary Paffett is DTM champion for second time
14.10.2018
#OneLastTime: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport get perfect leaving present to end the brand’s 30-year association with the DTM    Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) finished third in Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s very last race in the DTM to secure hi more >>
Podium for Marco Wittmann and BMW in the final race of the season
14.10.2018
 – All six BMW M4 DTMs in the top-ten.BMW M Motorsport ended the 2018 DTM season with a strong team result. Marco Wittmann (GER), at the wheel of the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, finished second in the final race of the year t more >>
Gary Paffett wins DTM title in spite of René Rast’s six-pack
14.10.2018
•    Gary Paffett secures second DTM title after 2005 •    Rast’s historic comeback results into runner-up spot •    Berger: “Paffett und Mercedes are merited champions“ more >>
DTM Drivers, teams and manufacturer standings after final race
14.10.2018
    1 Gary Paffett / GBR 255 25 + 3 15 2 25 + 1 8 18 + 2 25 + 3 18 + 3 8 18 + 3 15 + 2 10 + 2 1 15 + 3 12 + 2 15 + 1(1.) (3.) (9.) (1.) (6.) (15.) (2.) (13.) (1.) (2.) (6.) (2.) (13.) (3.) (5.) (10.) (3.) (4.) (3.)2 René Rast / DEU more >>
DTM Hockenheim II Race 2 amended race classification
14.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018A M E N D E D -Sunday, October 14th 20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 36 58:03.981 170.147 1:34.831 22 11 B more >>
DTM Hockenheim II Qualifying 2 classification
14.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018Sunday, October 14th   20181 11 BMW Team RMGMarco Wittmann (DEU) BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM 1:32.683 10 100.00 177.6 11:29:382 33 more >>
DTM Hockenheim II Free Practice 3 classification
14.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018Sunday, October 14th   20181 53 Audi Sport Team RosbergJamie Green (GBR) Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM 1:33.032 17 100.00 176.9 9:19:402 11 BMW more >>
DTM: High Five for Audi driver René Rast
13.10.2018
New record: René Rast first driver with five DTM victories in a row        Championship remains open before the last race on Sunday        Robin Frijns perfects Audi’s one-two result in Saturday’s race  more >>
Gary Paffett regained the lead in the drivers' standings after a really exciting race
13.10.2018
    Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) ended the race in fourth place. His main rival for the title, Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS), was eighth    Ahead of Sunday’s final round, Gary (239 point more >>
Third place for Timo Glock and BMW in the penultimate DTM race of the year
13.10.2018
...at Hockenheim.Saturday’s race at the Hockenheimring (GER) saw Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM) return to the strong form he showed at the season-opener at the same venue. The German came home third to claim a podium result in the more >>
Fifth win in a row: Rast keeps DTM title race open with record
13.10.2018
•    Paffett takes championship lead with fourth place •    Final race to decide battle for DTM title •    Showdown: a dream finale is awaiting the fans on Sunday René R more >>
DTM Hockenheim II race 1 classification
13.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018Saturday, October 13th  20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 34 56:59.934 163.704 1:34.986 52 4 Audi Sport Team more >>
DTM Hockenheim II qualifying 1 classification
13.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018Saturday, October 13th  20181 22 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG MotorsportLucas Auer (AUT) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:32.635 9 100.00 177.7 11:14:29 more >>
Hockenheim II DTM Free Practice 1 classification
12.10.2018
DTM Hockenheim IIHockenheimring, length 4574 m12. - 14.10.2018Friday, October 12th 20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 1:33.780 18 100.00 175.5 15:50:102 53 Audi Sport Team Ro more >>
WRT becomes Audi customer team in the DTM
12.10.2018
Team from Belgium to enter two new Audi RS 5 DTM cars in 2019        Dieter Gass: “WRT has the potential to establish itself in the DTM” Audi has become the first manufacturer to present a customer team more >>
2019 DTM calendar with new circuits and new support
12.10.2018
•    Support programme features – inter alia – the new W Series, Formula 3 and Porsche makes cup •    New on the calendar: Assen’s legendary TT Circuit and the Circuit Zolder •    Tickets for the 2019 season kick-off already available this weekend at Hockenheim more >>
AF Racing and HWA bring R-Motorsport and Aston Martin into the DTM
11.10.2018
•    Joint venture between AF Racing AG and HWA AG to develop and build Aston Martin DTM cars under licence from Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd •    HWA, the most successful team in more >>
R-Motorsport to join DTM with Aston Martin in 2019
11.10.2018
•    British luxury sports-car manufacturer nominates Team R-Motorsport •    ITR boss Berger: “Significant step for the internationalisation” •    Audi and BMW welcome the new competitor more >>
Three questions for Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett
10.10.2018
What are your expectations for the last race weekend at Hockenheim? Paul Di Resta: Our expectations are the same as for every race. Hopefully, we'll be going in with a very positive car. It's a big weekend obviously, given it's the championship battl more >>
Mercedes AMG Motorsport - The curtain falls on 30 years of the DTM
09.10.2018
This weekend sees the 30-year DTM history of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport come to an end with a home race for the brand at Hockenheim.    First DTM race as a works team: 3rd April 1988 at Zolder (P3 for Jörg van Ommen) more >>
DTM finale: Audi driver René Rast fights for second title
08.10.2018
30-point deficit and an outsider chance at Hockenheim        Final showdown with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM        Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: “Driving with the motto: all in!” more >>
DTM finale at Hockenheim: BMW teams eager to end season on a high
08.10.2018
Races 19 and 20 this weekend at Hockenheim (GER) draw the 2018 DTM season to a close. BMW M Motorsport and the BMW DTM teams are aiming to head into the winter break on a high. Marco Wittmann (GER) and Timo Glock (GER) are still fi more >>
BMW Startup Garage is Official DTM Partner of BMW M Motorsport at Hockenheim.
07.10.2018
When the six BMW M4 DTMs take to the track at the DTM finale at Hockenheim (GER), BMW Startup Garage will be involved as BMW M Motorsport’s Official Partner. The BMW Group’s start-up company’s logo will be prominently positioned on the cars&rsq more >>
Showdown at Hockenheim: Fight for the DTM Title Will Be a True Festival for the Fans
05.10.2018
•    Battle for the title a three-way fight between ex-champions Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett as well as reigning champion René Rast •    Mick Schumacher trying to win the F3 European Championship crown •    Touring-Car Classics and GT4 Sprint Cup Europe to make the hearts of the mot more >>
DTM Spielberg amended race result
23.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Sunday, September 23rd  20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 40 57:45.704 179.413 1:25.063 27 more >>
Red Bull Ring DTM Qualifying 2 classification
23.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Sunday, September 23rd  20181 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASGary Paffett (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:23.404 12 100.00 186.3 10:54:172 more >>
Red Bull Ring DTM Free Practice 3 classification
23.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Sunday, September 23rd  20181 51 Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineNico Müller (CHE) Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM 1:33.797 20 100.00 165.7 9:00:11 more >>
300th DTM race for BMW in Spielberg – Three BMW M4 DTMs finish in the top-ten.
22.09.2018
Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM) was the best-placed BMW driver in Spielberg (AUT) on Saturday, finishing seventh in the 300th race for BMW in the DTM. Philipp Eng (AUT, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) were also more >>
DTM thriller at Spielberg: Audi celebrates unexpected one-two-three result
22.09.2018
Mike Rockenfeller, René Rast, Nico Müller    René Rast clinches third consecutive victory in front of Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller        Championship remains more >>
Paul Di Resta takes DTM championship lead from Gary Paffett
22.09.2018
Paul Di Resta leads the drivers' championship from Gary Paffett by nine points with three races remaining before the end of the season    Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) regains the lead in the drivers’ standings after secur more >>
René Rast claims third consecutive DTM race win at Spielberg
22.09.2018
•    Three Audis lock out the first three positions •    Paul Di Resta takes back championship lead •    Daniel Juncadella loses victory after penalty     The more >>
Red Bull Ring DTM Race 1 classification
22.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Saturday, September 22nd 20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 37 56:53.591 168.490 1:25.179 232 more >>
Red Bull Ring DTM Qualifying 1 classification
22.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Saturday, September 22nd  20181 23 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUSDaniel Juncadella (ESP) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:36.071 11 100.00 161.8 11:03:172 16 B more >>
Red Bull Ring DTM Free Practice 2 classification
22.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Saturday, September 22nd  20181 11 BMW Team RMGMarco Wittmann (DEU) BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM 1:35.072 18 100.00 163.5 8:57:562 4 Audi more >>
Spielberg DTM Free Practice 1 classification
21.09.2018
DTM SpielbergRed Bull Ring, length 4318 m21. - 23.09.2018Friday, September 21st  20181 22 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG MotorsportLucas Auer (AUT) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:24.185 18 100.00 184.6 17:13:37 more >>
The Disco Boys to rock Hockenheim for DTM finale
20.09.2018
•    Appearance of the DJ pairing in the DTM season finale •    Admission free for pupils •    Support programme features F3 European Championship, GT4 Sprint Cup Europe and Touring Car Classics more >>
Sébastien Ogier interview
19.09.2018
What did you like most when you test-drove a DTM car for the first time? Sébastien Ogier: I was favourably impressed by a lot of things. It was a very different experience from driving m more >>
Guest start from Sébastien Ogier in DTM at Red Bull Ring
19.09.2018
On the race weekend at Spielberg, five-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will be making his DTM debut as a guest contestant. Sébastien will be driving a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that has been spec more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright