Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg have unveiled the 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe in Frankfurt. Designed to battle the Audi A5 and BMW M3 DTM, the C-Coupe has a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a high-strength steel roll cage and six energy-absorbing crumple zones. Additional information is limited, but the car will be built by HWA and feature paddle shifters and new Hankook tires. In a statement, Schumacher commented "The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz DTM car looks fantastic, but what I find even more impressive than the car's visual appearance is the new safety concept with its innovative safety cell and more advanced carbon-fiber crash structures. This safety standard is exemplary and constitutes, in my opinion, the benchmark for touring car racing." The new car is the successor to the AMG Mercedes C-Class, which is the most successful vehicle in the 27-year history of the DTM with 84 victories from 156 races.
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