The BMW E30 DTM was a highly successful racing car that competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The car was based on the BMW 3 Series (E30) and was modified extensively for racing, with a wider track, a lower suspension, and more powerful engines.
The E30 DTM achieved great success in the DTM series, winning multiple championships and races. The car was particularly successful in the 1989 season, when Roberto Ravaglia won the drivers’ championship and BMW won the manufacturers’ championship.
The E30 DTM was powered by a range of different engines over the years, including four-cylinder and six-cylinder units. These engines were developed specifically for racing, and produced between 300 and 380 horsepower depending on the configuration.
The E30 DTM was also notable for its distinctive bodywork, which featured flared wheel arches, a large rear wing, and aggressive front and rear spoilers. These aerodynamic enhancements helped to improve the car’s performance on the track, particularly at high speeds.
Today, the E30 DTM is considered a classic racing car, and is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. The car’s success in the DTM series cemented BMW’s reputation as a leading manufacturer of high-performance racing cars.