After an absence of 20 years, BMW this year resumed its success story in the German Touring Car Masters.
Three highly-motivated racing teams are fielding a total of six cars in the most popular national touring car series, with their sights set on the coveted championship trophy. Already they have clocked up their first win and several podiums.
To celebrate the comeback, the BMW Museum is staging a special exhibition that opens on 5 June.
Around 14 rare one-off models spanning five decades of BMW motor sport will be on display.
Stoking up a thrilling high-octane atmosphere, meanwhile, will be live transmissions of the races shown in the Museum’s touring car room. Against this historic backdrop, BMW fans can sweat it out with the race teams in the exciting battle for the big win. The highlight of the season will be a major Show Event on the weekend of 14/15 July in Munich’s Olympic Stadium. Admission to the BMW Museum is free on Sunday, 15 July.
The DTM served as the model for some of the most popular production based racing in the world; the design of the specially built, production based cars–with reard deck mounted wings, front splitters, radically lowered suspensions–continues also to serve as the model for the esthetic preferred by many tuners and accessory buying car owners.