BMW has officially confirmed its plans to return to DTM racing in 2012 during this year's final german round of the series. BMW has been working with the series' governing body on a new set of technical regulations that would be suitable to the manufacturer for its DTM comback.
Since BMW's DTM car will be based on an M3 coupe and since the current DTM cars are technically based on sedans, this might lead to some changes from the competitors' side. It is not necessarily a new regulation but Hans Werner confirmed undirecly that using Coupes by all three constructors would be a "gentlmen's agreement". This really strengthens the possibility that the new Audi TT RS that has been unveiled last week to participate in the VLN endurance series would be the new Audi DTM car in 2012.
To prepare its new DTM car for competition, BMW Motorsport's Director Mario Theissen has evoked the possibility of participating in the 24 hours of Nürburgring since the DTM car is allowed under the FIA GT2 regulations. He also mentionned that this would allow BMW to reduce costs and focus on only one motorsport program.
As for the future DTM drivers for BMW, Theissen hinted at existing partners like current WTCC drivers. If your understanding of German is better than mine, maybe you should clic after the link below to read the original article in the AutoBild website.