At the heart of BMW’s 2019 DTM season race car is the newly-developed, highly-efficient two-litre turbo engine, which generates over 600 hp. It continues the success story of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport which began 50 years ago. Many areas of the BMW M4 DTM have been redesigned for the new turbo engine, including the exhaust system, front end and cooling vents. Changes were also made to the front splitter and rear wing, while the rear diffusor was lowered.
Bruno Spengler: “I was lucky enough to test the engine for the first time during the roll-out in Dingolfing. Knowing how much history, development and knowledge have gone into the BMW Turbo engine made this a very special moment for me. It is going to be a big challenge for all of us – the drivers, engineers and teams – as we must all adapt to a completely new concept. In recent years, we always had eight-cylinder, naturally aspirated engines. As such, it we are now faced with a major change, which on the one hand means a lot of work, but on the other hand will also be an awful lot of fun. That makes it all the more important to be successful in the first year.”