Mercedes has unveiled the C-Class DTM Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday September 13. This car is interesting for two reasons: 1) It's painted in the liquid-silver Mercedes/McLaren F1 color. 2) DTM is coming to America in 2013.
The motorsport beast will be introduced to the public by Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, but it seems that we have received something that should quench our thirst meanwhile.
Based on the new C-Class Coupe, the car will continue to be an excellent branding exercise for Mercedes-Benz, while sharing nothing but its roof with the production car.
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to reveal new 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé at Frankfurt Motor Show
Stuttgart: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will unveil the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé for the 2012 season during the Frankfurt International Motor Show, at 12.00 CET on Tuesday 13 September 2011. Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG, and Norbert Haug, Vice-President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, will also be present on the Mercedes-Benz stand in the IAA's Festival Hall, Frankfurt.
Michael Schumacher: "The IAA, the world's most important show for the automotive industry, is the perfect setting for the première of our new 2012 DTM car."
Nico Rosberg: "I can't wait to see how the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé has turned out, which is why I'm so pleased to be there as we show it off to the world for the first time. It's going to be a moment to remember."
Gary Paffett: "I was at the film and photo shoot for the new AMG Mercedes C-Coupé recently and was seriously impressed by my ‘company car' for next season. I can't wait to begin testing very soon."
Norbert Haug: "This new-generation vehicle, based on our Mercedes-Benz C- Coupé, will mark the introduction of an even more spectacular racing car from the start of 2012. I am certain that the spectators will get their money's worth from the three-way fight between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the DTM next year."