BMW reveals liveries for 2020 DTM season

BMW has revealed the race liveries of all six M4 DTM cars ahead of the official pre-season test at Nurburgring next week.

Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM
Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM
1/12

Photo by: BMW

Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG
Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG
2/12

Photo by: BMW

Jonathan Aberdein, BMW Team RBM
Jonathan Aberdein, BMW Team RBM
3/12

Photo by: BMW

Lucas Auer, BMW Team RMG
Lucas Auer, BMW Team RMG
4/12

Photo by: BMW

Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG
Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG
5/12

Photo by: BMW

Sheldon Van Der Linde, BMW Team RBM
Sheldon Van Der Linde, BMW Team RBM
6/12

Photo by: BMW

Sheldon Van Der Linde, BMW Team RBM
Sheldon Van Der Linde, BMW Team RBM
7/12

Photo by: BMW

Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG
Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG
8/12

Photo by: BMW

Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM
Philipp Eng, BMW Team RBM
9/12

Photo by: BMW

Jonathan Aberdein, BMW Team RBM
Jonathan Aberdein, BMW Team RBM
10/12

Photo by: BMW

Lucas Auer, BMW Team RMG
Lucas Auer, BMW Team RMG
11/12

Photo by: BMW

Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG
Timo Glock, BMW Team RMG
12/12

Photo by: BMW

Most notably, Timo Glock’s car will revert to a predominantly yellow colour scheme following a new deal with mobile manufacturer IQOO.

The cars of two-time champion Marco Wittmann, Sheldon van der Linde and Phillip Eng will all carry over their liveries from last year, while DTM returnee Lucas Auer’s car will sport the same BMW Bank livery raced by now-IMSA driver Bruno Spengler.

Ex-Audi driver Jonathan Aberdein will likewise race in 2020 with the same livery used by his predecessor Joel Eriksson last year.

BMW is fielding a total of seven cars in the 2020 DTM season, with six factory entries joined by a customer ART M4 to be fielded for former Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica.

Kubica’s car will carry the colours of chief sponsor PKN Orlen in a livery that was revealed at a press event in Poland in February.

“We are very happy to have our strong partners at our side, even in difficult times like these,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. 

“The corona pandemic also put the brakes on the DTM, and when the season can finally start, it will be under different conditions than we are used to. That is why we are all the more grateful for the loyalty and ongoing support of our partners. 

“It shows once again that we are one team, we stand together and we fight together for success. The modified DTM calendar makes us look forward to the start of the season even more. Together with our partners, we are ready to give everything in the 2020 season.”

The DTM announced a revised calendar earlier on Wednesday, featuring 10 events and 20 races - including a return to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the first time since 2005.

The 2020 DTM season will be the last year in the category for Audi, marking the end of a near-two decade involvement of the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer in the series.

BMW didn’t comment on Audi’s departure from the series in Wednesday’s launch event.

shares
comments
DTM to return to Spa in 2020 as revised calendar is revealed

Previous article

DTM to return to Spa in 2020 as revised calendar is revealed

Next article

DTM Norisring opener set to be cancelled after city verdict

DTM Norisring opener set to be cancelled after city verdict
Load comments
How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions Prime

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions

OPINION: The scenes at the Norisring as Mercedes used blatant team orders to secure the first DTM title of the new GT3 era totally undermined the credibility of the championship. But as well as overshadowing the season, it also presents uncomfortable questions to series bosses about the direction it is headed in.

DTM
Oct 12, 2021
How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream" Prime

How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet.

DTM
Sep 18, 2021
The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive Prime

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works.

DTM
Jul 23, 2021
The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars Prime

The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars

OPINION: Facing collapse last year, the DTM has shifted its philosophy from a championship for silhouette-based touring cars to GT machines not too dissimilar to those racing across multiple series worldwide. But despite some initial BoP-based teething troubles, there were some pleasant findings as the 'new DTM' got underway at Monza

DTM
Jun 22, 2021
Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM Prime

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch

DTM
Jun 17, 2021
The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king Prime

The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king

It's taken him a while to emerge as a consistent title challenger, but in the final year of DTM's Class One ruleset, Nico Muller has smoothed the rough edges and has double champion stablemate Rene Rast working harder than ever to keep up in the title race.

DTM
Oct 14, 2020
Does 2000 hold the answers to the DTM's current crisis? Prime

Does 2000 hold the answers to the DTM's current crisis?

It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?

DTM
May 28, 2020
Ranking the 10 best Audi DTM drivers Prime

Ranking the 10 best Audi DTM drivers

Audi last week announced it would be exiting the DTM at the end of 2020, bringing the curtain down on 20 years of continuous participation since the series' reboot in 2000.

DTM
May 5, 2020