Bmw M3 DTM makes its debut with Castrol EDGE and Aral livery

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 2, 2012

BMW Motorsport has teamed up again with DTM, marked with the offering of six BMW M3 DTM cars in 2012. The Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM is one of those cars that bear the design of Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate. This signifies an extension of the current, long-term partnership between Castrol and BMW Motorsport.

In addition, it also considers Aral Ultimate as the partner of BMW Motorsport in the DTM. BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said that it has put its faith in the top-performing Castrol lubricants for several years.

He said that on the racetrack, they have “celebrated countless successes.” He explained that it’s because of this that BMW Motorsport is “delighted” that it could build on this established partnership in the DTM. He said that high-performance brands Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate perfectly suit its DTM project.

According to Michael Hansen, the CEO Deutsche Castrol Vertriebsgesellschaft, said that the DTM is “one of the most spectacular racing series worldwide,” pushing the drivers, teams and cars to its limits. He explained that these demands for high performance compel it to undergo research and develop its products through the rigors of motorsport. He added that DTM and BMW Motorsport are looking forward to future challenges and are prepared to guarantee that BMW succeeds in the DTM just like in the past.

Continuing BMW's trend for outstanding motorsport, the M3 cuts swaths through the competition both on and off the track in terms of its performance history, durability and versatility. The M range encompasses all the best in BMW and displays its heart for all to see.

Packaged with an eight-cylinder engine, the driving force behind much of the M3's power is capable of delivering the kinds of speed only thought possible in Formula 1. Taking this concept to the road, this engine used by the BMW Sauber F1 team has increased the output of this V8 to an incredible 309 kW or 420 horsepower. The V8 delivers 295 lb-foot of torque / 400 Nm and 8,400 rpm.

What makes this BMW M3 even more remarkable is the potential thrust and pull generated via the M variable differential look and grounding this in the rear of the vehicle through the wheels. By funnelling the power and generate power at an astonishing speed, it does 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds! Carrying this feat onwards, the M3 has a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph when the electronic limits for the engine take effect.

Brand-new technology and design.

As part of the BMW M Gmbh series, the M3 has a history which cannot be ignored. Coming from a motorsport heritage – the very first BMW M3 premiered in 1986 and has continued its legacy through a series of subsequent models. We’re hoping it will have longer reign as the speedster within BMW's prestigious M range.

Press Release

Exclusive partnership: BMW M3 DTM to race with Castrol EDGE and Aral livery

Munich, 30th January 2012. BMW Motorsport returns with six BMW M3 DTM cars in 2012 as it makes its comeback in the DTM. One of the cars, the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, will bear the design of Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate. This marks an extension of the existing, long-term partnership between Castrol and BMW Motorsport, and sees Aral Ultimate presented as partner of BMW Motorsport in the DTM.

"For many years we have put our faith in high-performance Castrol lubricants, and have celebrated countless successes together on the racetrack," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. "For that reason, everyone here at BMW Motorsport is delighted that we are able to build on this established partnership in the DTM. Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate are high-performance brands, which suit our DTM project perfectly."

Michael Hansen, CEO Deutsche Castrol Vertriebsgesellschaft, said: "The DTM is one of the most spectacular racing series worldwide and pushes the drivers, teams and cars to the very limit. It is because of these high-performance demands that we research and develop our products through the extremes of motorsport. Together with our long-term partner BMW Motorsport, we are looking forward to the challenges ahead and will do everything in our power to ensure that BMW is able to triumph in the DTM as they did in the past."

"The DTM cars have been using our Aral Ultimate high-performance fuel since 2005," added Jürgen Blömers, Marketing Director Rhine at Aral. "It will obviously be very exciting to see how the BMW M3 DTM performs in its first season. Whatever happens we are convinced that the return of BMW to the DTM will make the series even more exciting and attractive for the fans. It is a logical step for Aral to be involved as a partner of BMW Motorsport."

Topics: bmw, bmw m3, dtm, race car

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