The 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season will see BMW undertake a newly-developed 2.Zero litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s to be fitted into its M4 DTM race automobile. The transfer is pushed by a change within the rules – particularly within the powertrain division – thus affecting all collaborating racing groups and unifying the sequence with Class 1 rules.
Works driver Bruno Spengler has simply sampled a prototype with the downsized motor through the automobile’s debut on the Dingolfing plant. In earlier seasons, the M4 DTM was powered by a naturally-aspirated four.Zero litre V8 engine that’s restricted to 480 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Energy is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a typical DTM six-speed sequential gearbox, propelling the M4 DTM from Zero-100 km/h in about three seconds.
Apparently, the brand new motor can be “considerably extra highly effective” regardless of dropping half the capability, and that is achieved because of revised air inlets and retailers, in addition to higher consumption and exhaust system. Additional developments – in adherence to the rules – can be made previous to being homologated.
BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt stated, “BMW Turbo Energy has loved success in racing for nearly 50 years. Within the first 12 months with a BMW turbo engine, again in 1969, Dieter Quester was instantly topped European touring automobile champion with the BMW 2002 ti. In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo grew to become the primary German manufacturing vehicle to characteristic a turbocharger. We are actually including a brand new chapter to this story.”
“Our first few kilometres of the Class 1 period went very positively. We’re pleased with all of the useful checks. The brand new turbo sounds superior. Nonetheless, its most spectacular attribute is its effectivity – regardless of being significantly extra highly effective than its predecessor,” he added.
Spengler added “After my first kilometres with the brand new DTM engine, I can hardly look forward to subsequent season. I can simply think about how a lot enjoyable it is going to be to take to the monitor with a lot BMW Turbo Energy. You may really feel the additional horsepower. We are going to placed on much more of a present for the followers in 2019. The period of time at full-throttle is decreased – however the high pace is larger than earlier than. We must work even tougher on the wheel.”
The adoption of Class 1 rules will lastly unify DTM with the Japanese Tremendous GT sequence, a transfer 5 years within the making and which is able to see two joint races in 2019. Tremendous GT has been utilizing the two.Zero litre turbocharged engines since 2014.
Early checks in preparation for the 2019 season is scheduled to happen subsequent month, from November 11 to 14, at Estoril, Portugal.
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