BMW M3 DTM completes successful test at the Hungaroring

BMW Motorsport has completed another successful M3 DTM test, this time at the Hungaroring. The three teams: BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG were all present, there to work on general set-ups and to assess the cars’ long-distance durability. Day one saw them cover a total of 361 laps of the 4.381 kilometre circuit, while day two resulted in 392 laps – around 3,300 kilometres in total – with no issues on either day.

Confirmed BMW Motorsport pilots for 2012, Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus attended the test on both days, with American Le Mans Series champion Dirk Müller and Dirk Werner there on the first and second day, respectively.

“It was a great feeling to be able to test the BMW M3 DTM for the first time. It is very different to the BMW M3 GT. The carbon brakes, in particular, require a big readjustment. The car felt very good from the first moment,” said Werner.

Powered by a 480 hp V8 engine – fitted with two 28 mm air intake restrictors, the M3 DTM hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3 seconds, while top speed is around 300 km/h (186 mph).

[Source: BMW Motorsport]

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