BMW DTM reveals new M4 DTM livery

  The classic BMW M colors will once again be represented in the 2018 DTM. The BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM will be driven by two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann this season.

Light blue, dark blue and red have always been intrinsically associated with BMW on
the motorsport scene. As far back as the 1970s, BMW racing cars tasted success on
the international stage with the characteristic striped design. Today, the new BMW
M8 GTE is just one of the cars that races with the traditional colours in the new
design.

Derived from the three bars of the BMW M logo with abstracted, high contrast application for maximum visibility at speed, the 2018 DTM car livery is linked to architectural elements of the car, such as the C pillar’s Hofmeister Knick. The faceted
flag motif graphically celebrates the spirit of competition and embodies the essential
dynamics of motorsports.

A functionally inspired asymmetry extends the iconic theme of driver orientation from
BMW interior design to the exterior of the car with an anti-reflective matte black
driver’s side hood element. The wedge-shaped lower subdivision sets a forward
inclination. Fundamental design elements like these are shared by all the new liveries
for the BMW M4 DTM for the 2018 season, and are features of all BMW M
Motorsport car designs.

Wittmann took the new liveried race car out for a spin this weekend, at the DTM tests at Vallelunga, 2 – 3 March. “When I saw the new design of my car for the first time, I was blown away,” said Wittmann. “It is an honor for me to appear in the classic colors and to represent BMW M Motorsport on the track with this new design. Light blue, red and dark blue – for me, these three colors have been iconic since the 80s and 90s, and they are synonymous with the successful history of BMW in motor racing. I will do my best to add to this history in the 2018 DTM season.”

The two-day test at Vallelunga represents BMW Motorsport’s first opportunity to
evaluate the modifications made to the 2018 version of the BMW M4 DTM out on
the track. The car has been revised for the new season, in accordance with
regulations. Among other things, changes to the aerodynamics have significantly
reduced downforce. The new season gets underway on 5 May at Hockenheim