Audi A4 DTM

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Audi A4 DTM R11, R12, R13, R14, R14+
DTM Audi A4 Eckstroem 2010 amk.JPG
Category Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (Touring Cars)
Constructor Germany Audi
Predecessor Abt-Audi TT-R DTM
Successor Audi A5 DTM
Technical specifications
Chassis Space frame, carbon-fibre composite driver safety cell, carbon fibre composite front and rear crash structures, internal safety cage
Suspension (front) Eibach independent double-wishbone suspension, push-rod system with spring/damper unit, adjustable gas-filled dampers
Suspension (rear) as front
Length 480 cm (189 in)
Width 185 cm (73 in)
Height 120 cm (47 in)
Axle track Front: 159.6 cm (63 in)
Rear: 157.1 cm (62 in)
Wheelbase 279.5 cm (110 in)
Engine Custom-built Audi 4,000 cc (4.0 L; 244.1 cu in) V8 90 degree cylinder angle, 32-valve, 2xDOHC, four valves per cylinder Naturally aspirated Front engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Hewland 6-speed Sequential manual paddle shift gearbox with reverse, Adjustable multi-plate limited-slip differential
Power 460 hp (343 kW; 466 PS)
Weight 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) (including driver)
Fuel Aral Ultimate 102 RON
Lubricants Shell Helix
Castrol dry sump
Tyres Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (2004-2010)
Hankook Ventus (2011)
Front: 265/660 - R18
Rear: 280/660 - R18
O.Z. Racing forged aluminium wheels
Front: 10 x 18 inches
Rear: 11 x 18 inches
Competition history
Notable entrants Germany Audi Sport Team Abt
Germany Audi Sport Team Joest
Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Germany Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Germany Futurecom TME
Notable drivers Sweden 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
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
Debut 2004 Hockenheimring DTM round
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
87 (including non-championship race at Shanghai and Olympiastadion Munich) 35 (including non-championship race at Olympiastadion Munich) 44 32
Constructors' Championships 5 (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Drivers' Championships 5 (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 2003 DTM season. Based on the Audi A4, it was continually improved over the course of six face-lifts 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 with Laurent Aiello, Audi reentered 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]



  1. ^ "The 2004 DTM Season". DTM. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Barlow, Jason. "Audi A4 DTM Gallery". Top Gear. BBC Worldwide. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Audi A4 DTM Edition 2005 - 2007". Autoevolution. SoftNews. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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