Audi 5 series DTM

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Audi A5 DTM 2012 at the IAA 2011
Audi A5 DTM 2012 at the IAA 2011
Audi A5 DTM / Audi RS 5 DTM
Production period: since 2012
Class : race car
Racing series DTM
Body versions : Coupe
Engines: Petrol engine :
V8, 4.0 liters
460 PS (343 kW)
500 PS (373 kW)
R4T, 2.0 liters
since 2019:
610 PS (455 kW)
Length: 5010 mm
Width: 1950 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Wheelbase : 2750 mm
Empty weight : 1050 kg
Previous model Audi A4 DTM

The Audi RS 5 DTM (internal production name "R17") is a prototype racing cars of German car manufacturer Audi of based Audi RS5 , which for exclusive use in the DTM was constructed and there since 2012 , he still, in the Audi A5 DTM referred was, starts. The A5 DTM replaced the A4 DTM , which won a total of five championship titles between 2004 and 2011 with Mattias Ekström , Timo Scheider and Martin Tomczyk .


In the 2012 to 2018 season, the RS 5 DTM was powered by an uncharged V8 engine with a displacement of 4.0 liters and 340 kW (≈ 460 hp), which can deliver a maximum torque of more than 500  Nm . Since the 2019 season, it has been powered by an in-line 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2.0 liters and turbocharging , producing 610 hp (455 kW) and over 650 Nm. Using the push-to-pass function, drivers can call up an additional 30 hp at short notice. The engine drives the rear wheels via a manual transmission with six forward gears. The prototype has a chassis in shell construction ( monocoque ) made of CFRP with an integrated 120 liter fuel tank. All DTM racing cars are based on production vehicles, so the RS 5 DTM looks like an Audi A5 . Like some other vehicle systems, the braking system with ceramic brake discs is the same for all DTM racing cars.

Like the other DTM vehicles, the car has been equipped with a Drag Reduction System (DRS) since the 2013 season .


The tires were supplied exclusively by Hankook Tire . Compared to the 2011 season , the tires have been enlarged. The front tire is 300 mm wide and 680 mm in diameter, the rear tire is 320 mm wide and 710 mm in diameter. The tires have wing elements on the sidewalls for additional downforce. The 18-inch rims (twelve inches wide at the front and thirteen inches at the rear) are also standard components.

Teams and drivers

Championship celebration 2017

In the 2012 DTM season , eight drivers competed for three teams. Mattias Ekström , Rahel Frey , Timo Scheider and Adrien Tambay start for Abt Sportsline . Phoenix Racing competed with Miguel Molina and Mike Rockenfeller . Filipe Albuquerque and Edoardo Mortara started for the Rosberg team .

In the 2013 DTM season , eight drivers competed for four teams. Ekström and Jamie Green start for Abt Sportsline , Rockenfeller and Molina for Phoenix Racing , Scheider and Tambay for Audi Sport Team Abt , Albuquerque and Mortara for Team Rosberg .

In the 2014 season , eight drivers competed for four teams. There was a change in the driver line-up, Albuquerque switched to the United SportsCar Championship and was replaced by Nico Müller .


Web links

Commons : Audi A5 DTM (R17)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Audi presents new DTM turbo engine: "Drivers thrilled from first test"., March 20, 2019, accessed April 6, 2020 .
  2. Data sheet: Audi RS5 DTM., April 28, 2014, accessed April 29, 2014 .
  3. Hankook tires 2012: First conservative, then slimmed down
  4. Tires of the future: Hankook gives you wings