Champions

Season

Champion

Champion’s Car

Constructor Champion

2000

 Bernd Schneider

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2001

 Bernd Schneider

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2002

 Laurent Aïello

Audi

Mercedes-Benz

2003

 Bernd Schneider

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2004

 Mattias Ekström

Audi

Audi

2005

 Gary Paffett

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2006

 Bernd Schneider

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2007

 Mattias Ekström

Audi

Audi

2008

 Timo Scheider

Audi

Mercedes-Benz

2009

 Timo Scheider

Audi

Mercedes-Benz

2010

 Paul di Resta

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

2011

 Martin Tomczyk

Audi

Audi

2012

 Bruno Spengler

BMW

BMW

2013

 Mike Rockenfeller

Audi

BMW

Specifications for Car and Engine.

Car:

Chassis: Directly connected to the carbon fibre monocoque is a roll cage of high-strength steel, CFRP monocoque with integrated fuel tank, CFRP crash elements on the side, front and rear

Manufacturers and Models: Audi RS5, Mercedes-Benz C-Coupé and BMW M4

Gearbox: 6-Speed Manual paddle shift Sport gearbox

Weight: 1,110 kg (2,447 lb) including driver

Fuel Capacity: 26.4 imperial gallons (120 litres; 32 US gallons)

Length: 4,650 mm (183 in) excluding rear wing; 5,010 mm (197 in) including rear wing

Width: 1,950 mm (77 in)

Height: 1,150 mm (45 in) measured from identical reference plane

Wheelbase: 2,750 mm (108 in)

Steering: Servo-assisted rack and pinion steering

Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel drive

Aerodynamics: Specification rear wing: mono-wing with laminated gurney. Inclination adjustable from 0 to 20°. Special diffusors, front and rear.  Under floor with 30 mm high skid block. Two permissible areas for flaps at the vehicle’s front end

Brakes: AP Racing Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, light alloy brake callipers, ventilated carbon fibre brake discs front and rear, brake force distribution continually variable by the driver

Suspension: Eibach Springs, H&R Springs and ZF Sachs Independent suspension front and rear, doublewishbone suspension, pushrod system with spring-damper unit, adjustable gas pressure dampers

Wheel rims: O.Z. Racing (Audi and BMW), ATS Wheels (Mercedes-Benz) forged aluminium wheels

Front wheel size: 12 x 18 inches

Real wheel size: 13 x 18 inches, two different rubber compounds: Standard tyres and option tyres

Tyres: Hankook Ventus Radial slick dry and treaded rain tyres

Front tyre: 300/680 – 18

Rear tyre: 320/710 – 18

Safety equipment: Sabelt (Audi, Mercedes-Benz) and Schroth (BMW) 6-point Seat belt, HANS device

Engine

Manufacturers: Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW

Pistons: Mahle

Configuration: V8 engine, 90-degree cylinder angle, 32-valve, air restricted to 2 x 28 mm by regulations

Displacement: 4,000 cc (4.0 L; 244.1 cu in)

Valvetrain: 2xDOHC, four-valves per cylinder

Fuel: Aral Ultimate 102 Unleaded

Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection

Aspiration: Naturally aspirated (Turbocharging and Supercharging are not allowed)

Power Output: 460 hp (343 kW; 466 PS) @ 7500 rpm

Torque: Approx. 500 N·m (369 ft·lb)

Lubrication: Dry sump

Maximum Revs: 9,000 rpm

Engine management: Bosch Motronic MS 5.1

Max Speed: 168 mph (270 km/h)

Cooling: Single water pump

Ignition: CDI

 

 

Ps: Beemers all the way!

Hi all!

The rivalry among car makers is dominant across the globe ever since the first modern auto mobile  rolled out in the year 1886  with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen by German inventor Karl Benz. The worst or in a way the best rivalry is among the German car makers Viz. Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz.

I want to dedicate this blog to all those who stay in Mumbai and follow the DTM or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters  to witness the spiced up rivalry among the worlds best car makers.

Share your favourite team.

PS:  Beemers all the way.