BMW M4 DTM race car teaser image.Enlarge Photo
The 2015 BMW M4 has finally been revealed, which means it's time to replace the old BMW M3 DTM race car.
BMW announced last fall that the M4 would make its debut in the 2014 season of DTM, which stands for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or German Touring Car Championship. Now, the company has provided a peek at what the new racer will look like.
Well, at least what its rear decklid badge will look like. The teaser image BMW Motorsport posted on its Facebook page doesn't reveal much, but expect the M4 DTM to look pretty radical, with plenty of aerodynamic aids and styling elements from the stock car adapted to the bespoke DTM chassis.
The rigorous standardization of components in DTM means the M4 race car will have little in common with a stock M4, other than its badge. Specifications will have to wait until the car's unveiling, but the current M3 DTM has a 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 480 horsepower.
With their impressive aero packages and carbon-fiber chassis, DTM cars are among the most sophisticated touring cars on the planet. However, they still don't have any electronic driver aids, making the job of wrangling one of these German beasts as tricky as anything else.
Look for the BMW M4 DTM to debut sometime before the season opener at Hockenheim on May 2.