First look — 2016 Mercedes DTM car

Mercedes-Benz has released first sketches of their upcoming DTM race car. The car is based on the new Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe that will replace current C63 model which raced in the DTM since 2011. Our goal with this car is obviously to continue Mercedes success story in the DTM, says Ulrich Fritz, head of Mercedes-AMG DTM. Mercedes leads the manufacturers championship in this year’s DTM season with a score for this weekend race in Moscow after Audi was stripped of all points in the previous race at the Red Bull Ring because of a controversial crash. Best placed Mercedes-driver in the championship is Pascal Wehrlein in third place with 94 points, 17 points behind championship leader and Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom. Four races remain in this year DTM season with the first of four runs in the weekend at Moscow Raceway in Russia.

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