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The BMW 320 TC is back in action in the FIA WTCC in 2013.

The BMW 320 TC has proven on more than one occasion that it is capable of winning at the highest level in the S2000 class. In 2013, BMW privateers once again have their sights set on the podium in the FIA World Touring Car Championship with this car.

The BMW 320 TC for the FIA WTCC

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The BMW 320 TC lines up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) again in 2013. It is driven by a 1.6-litre, DI-turbo, four-cylinder engine. The engine received an update with modified cylinder head and elbow for the 2012 season. The transmission takes place via a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The self-supporting chassis of the BMW 320 TC was manufactured in the BMW plant in Regensburg. It was the result of the same manufacturing process as the production chassis used in the BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models. It was then modified by hand for race outings by specialists in an affiliated manufacturing plant. The chassis will receive new lightweight components for the new season, such as doors and window panes.

The BMW 320 TC uses inner-vented, perforated brake discs and four-piston aluminium brake callipers at the front. The grey cast iron discs measure 332mm in diameter and are 32mm thick. The car’s rear brakes also feature inner-vented discs measuring 291mm in diameter, and two-piston aluminium callipers.

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Technical specifications BMW 320 TC
Length: 4,539mm
Width: 1,858mm
Height: approx. 1,350mm
Wheel base: 2,760mm
Weight: 1,150kg (as per regulations, +/- ballast)
Tank capacity: approx. 45 litres
Engine type: Four-cylinder inline turbo engine with direct fuel injection and air restrictor
Capacity: 1,598cc
Max. output: approx. 310bhp
Max. torque: approx. 420Nm
Bore x stroke: 77 x 85.8mm
Max. engine speed: 8,500 rpm (as per regulations)