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The CLK DTM Is A Race-Inspired Wild Ride From Merc’s Past 18
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, DTM, mercedes, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 11 18th, 2017


Unless you’re very familiar with Mercedes’ old CLK lineup, the fact that something like this CLK DTM AMG even exists might surprise you.

The CLK DTM was a limited edition version of the regular CLK, built in 2004 to celebrate the model’s successful German Touring Car (DTM) campaign in 2003 that ended with a championship title.

Under the hood, there’s a 5.4-liter V8, much like the one on the CLK 55 AMG, massaged to deliver a whooping 580 horses and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque that’ll get you from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 4 seconds.

Before taking it on the road, reviewer Doug DeMuro first ran through this car’s long list of quirks and features. Among them we could note the not-so-round steering wheel, the major discrepancy in design between the upper dashboard and the new door panels, the steering wheel-mounted buttons and plenty more.

It’s also not the most practical car in the world, but then again, it was built with performance in mind, which this car certainly delivers, both in terms of acceleration as well as agility. In fact, DeMuro found the CLK DTM extremely engaging to drive, and had a huge smile on his face as the exhaust system sounded off. He also says that the steering feel is excellent, which doesn’t surprise us at all. But is it worth $450,000? Watch the video right after the jump and find out.

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BMW Brings Tom “Son Of Stig” Blomqvist To Formula E 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, DTM, Formula E, Motorsport, racing on 11 7th, 2017


The FIA Formula E Championship has published its full list of drivers and teams for next season, placing the one piece of the puzzle we were missing until now.

For the forthcoming fourth season of the electric racing series, BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist will be piloting for the Andretti team backed by the German automaker.

The son of former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist, Tom is perhaps best regarded for his efforts in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series, where he’s taken several wins in the BMW M4 DTM. But he also has a wealth of experience in single-seaters, winning numerous Formula 3 races as well as the Formula Renault UK title in 2010.

Blomqvist tested the Andretti car at Valencia last month. No doubt owing in part to BMW’s involvement, he’s been given the seat that belonged these past two seasons to Dutch driver Robin Frijns. Returning to the cockpit of Andretti’s other car is Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa.

The question is whether Blomqvist will continue competing in DTM alongside his Formula E campaign. Autosport points out that DTM has yet to release its schedule for next season, so we don’t know if there’ll be any conflicts between the two – much less which would take priority for the Anglo-Swedish driver.

Here’s the full list of drivers for next season:

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler: Lucas di Grassi, Daniel Abt
DS Virgin Racing: Sam Bird, Alex Lynn
Jaguar Racing: Nelson Piquet Jr, Mitch Evans
Venturi: Edoardo Mortara, Maro Engel
Dragon: Neel Jani, Jerome d’Ambrosio
Renault e.dams: Nicolas Prost, Sebastien Buemi
NIO: Oliver Turvey, Luca Filippi
Mahindra Racing: Felix Rosenqvist, Nick Heidfeld
Techeetah: Andre Lotterer, Jean-Eric Vergne
Andretti: Tom Blomqvist, Antonio Felix da Costa

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Mercedes Shows Sketches Of Upcoming AMG C63 Coupe Racer 31
Aug
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in AMG, DTM, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes C63 AMG, new cars, racing on 08 31st, 2015


The two-door version of Mercedes-AMG’s new C63 will spawn a racing variant destined for the German Touring Masters (DTM). The company recently released some sketches showing the stylized look of the upcoming racer.
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Mercedes Shows Sketches Of Upcoming AMG C63 Coupe Racer 31
Aug
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in AMG, DTM, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes C63 AMG, new cars, racing on 08 31st, 2015


The two-door version of Mercedes-AMG’s new C63 will spawn a racing variant destined for the German Touring Masters (DTM). The company recently released some sketches showing the stylized look of the upcoming racer.
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