Audi A4 DTM

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Audi A4 DTM R11, R12, R12+, R13, R14, R14+
DTM Audi A4 Eckstroem 2010 amk.JPG
CategoryDeutsche Tourenwagen Masters (Touring Cars)
ConstructorGermany Audi
PredecessorAbt-Audi TT-R DTM
SuccessorAudi A5 DTM
Technical specifications
ChassisSpace frame with carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front)Pushrod with double wishbones coupled with Öhlins dampers
Suspension (rear)As front
Length4,800 mm (189 in)
Width1,850 mm (73 in)
Height1,200 mm (47 in)
Wheelbase2,795 mm (110 in)
EngineAudi 4.0 L (244 cu in) V8 90 degree naturally aspirated front engined, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionHewland 6-speed sequential manual shift gearbox
Power460 hp (343 kW; 466 PS)
Weight1,050 kg (2,315 lb) (including driver)
FuelAral Ultimate 102 RON
LubricantsCastrol EDGE
TyresDunlop SP Sport Maxx (2004-2010)
Hankook Ventus (2011)
O.Z. Racing forged aluminium wheels
Competition history
Notable entrantsGermany Audi Sport Team Abt
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest
Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Germany Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Germany Futurecom TME
Notable driversSweden Mattias Ekström
Germany Martin Tomczyk
Germany Christian Abt
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Frank Biela
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Germany Frank Stippler
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Germany Timo Scheider
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Netherlands Olivier Tielemans
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Sweden Thed Björk
Belgium Vanina Ickx
Germany Marco Werner
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Germany Lucas Luhr
France Alexandre Prémat
United Kingdom Adam Carroll
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Netherlands Christijan Albers
Denmark Christian Bakkerud
Germany Johannes Seidlitz
Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka
Spain Miguel Molina
Hong Kong Darryl O'Young
Switzerland Rahel Frey
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Italy Edoardo Mortara
Debut2004 Hockenheimring DTM round
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
87 (including non-championship race at Shanghai and Olympiastadion Munich)35 (including non-championship race at Olympiastadion Munich)4432
Constructors' Championships3 (2004, 2007, 2011)
Drivers' Championships5 (2004 by Mattias Ekström, 2007 by Mattias Ekström, 2008 by Timo Scheider, 2009 by Timo Scheider, 2011 by Martin Tomczyk)

The Audi A4 DTM is a 4-door touring car (DTM) constructed by the German car manufacturer Audi. It was first developed for use in the 2004 DTM season, replacing the Audi TT DTM at the end of the 2003 DTM season. Based on the Audi A4, it was continually improved over the course of six facelifts between 2004 and 2011. The Audi A4 DTM was succeeded by the Audi A5 DTM in 2012.

Comeback as a factory team[edit]

After the private Team Abt Audi TT-R was raced from 2000 to 2003, Audi re-entered the DTM series with a factory team. Audi's comeback resulted in a successful start and finish with titles for the driver, team, and manufacturer rating of the championship race.[1]

Technical details[edit]

Like all DTM racing cars, the A4 DTM resembles its A4 production equivalent only in cosmetic appearance.[2] The A4 DTM is constructed with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic monocoque chassis and an integrated 15.4 imp gal (70 L; 18 US gal) fuel tank.[2] Powered by a 4,000 cc (4.0 L; 244.1 cu in) Audi naturally-aspirated V8 engine, it has a power output of approximately 460 hp (343 kW; 466 PS) and a maximum torque of more than 500 N⋅m (370 ft⋅lbf). The rear-wheel drive A4 DTM also has a sequential 6-speed transmission, a 3-plate carbon fiber clutch supplied by Sandtler (2004-2010) and ZF (2011), and an adjustable multi-disc limited-slip differential.

Production A4 DTM Edition[edit]

To celebrate its first DTM championship title win in 2004, Audi released a production variant of the A4 called the DTM from 2005 to 2007.[3] It featured an additional 20 horsepower over the standard model, sports-styled exterior features, and a new version of the quattro all-wheel-drive system.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2004 DTM Season". DTM. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Barlow, Jason. "Audi A4 DTM Gallery". Top Gear. BBC Worldwide. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Audi A4 DTM Edition 2005 - 2007 and has only been 220 made since then". Autoevolution. SoftNews. Retrieved 20 December 2014.

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