The new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe is based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, which was launched worldwide in the summer of 2011, and is the first DTM car from Mercedes-Benz to be built around a new, improved safety concept, developed in collaboration wîth the ITR e.V, the DMSB (Germany’s motor racing governing body) and the DTM manufacturers. The new car incorporates a state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque wîth a roll cage made of high-strength steel. Moreover, each vehicle is equipped wîth six energy-absorbing crash structures, giving the driver additional protection to the front, rear and sides.
The DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe will succeed the AMG Mercedes C-Class, which is the most successful vehicle in the 27-year history of the DTM, having scored 84 victories in 156 races and five driver’s titles. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe rounds off Mercedes-Benz best-selling range and is offered wîth a choice of five engines – two diesel and three petrol units – developing from 115 kW (156 hp) to 225 kW (306 hp). The C-Class Coupé is manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.