BMW M Motorsport continues its preparations for the 2019 DTM season with the primary take a look at of the yr in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After three days of testing, BMW engineers continued their work on the BMW M4 DTM, which was not too long ago developed in accordance with Class 1 laws. Timo Glock (GER) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) had been the boys at wheel.
On the coronary heart of BMW's 2019 DTM season automotive is the brand new, high-performance, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates greater than 600 horsepower. Many areas of the BMW M4 DTM have been redesigned for the brand new turbo engine, together with the exhaust system, the entrance and the cooling vents. Modifications had been additionally made to the entrance splitter and the rear fender, whereas the rear diffuser was lowered.
Bruno Spengler: "Even when the unstable climate meant that the circumstances may have been higher, we had been in a position to work on many factors of our take a look at program and progress additional within the improvement of the automotive. It's very enjoyable to take part within the improvement of a automotive like this as a result of you’ll be able to see the progress made throughout the winter assessments. We nonetheless have some work to do by the beginning of the season, however we may have loads of alternatives for that on the observe throughout the Lausitzring observe. We’ll go into particulars right here, in anticipation of Hockenheim, and proceed to optimize the automotive for the primary races. The entire workforce labored onerous throughout the winter and did an incredible job in offering us with one of the best automotive doable. We at the moment are heading to the Lausitzring for the final part of preparation, whereas the time has already come for the primary races. "