History of Mercedes DTM: Maro Engel and Karl Wendlinger


The DTM is living a period of relaxation between appointments Lausitzring and Hungaroring, a period that has taken advantage of Mercedes-AMG to publish a video that connects the past and present of the German contest. With the layout of Vallelunga as a stage, the firm has brought Karl Wendlinger and Maro Engel with their respective vehicles. While the pilot austrian has appeared with one of the historic Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II, the German rider has boasted of his Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé DTM, although not with the colors that commonly used in the dating of the DTM.

Karl Wendlinger does not have a track record especially extensive and successful with Mercedes in the DTM. In fact, it’s almost more remembered for the races he played with Sauber in Formula 1 between 1993 or 1995 or his two victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999 and 2000 with a Viper GTS-R in the category GTS for their stage in the DTM. All in all, Wendlinger played a large part of the season of 1989 and piloted the Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II in the last two races of the 1990 season, without scoring.

despite this, Wendlinger has been the manager of show the differences of the Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II in respect of the current Mercedes-AMG C 63 CoupĂ© DTM that pilot Maro Engel. However, the first is a car that is actually derived from a model of the street, so that it is more heavy and even with a change in ‘H’. For its part, the current model is much more near to be a prototype, a lot more lightweight and also more radical with a V8 engine of 4.0-liter atmospheric. Two different worlds united by the competition, aunqnue with more than 25 years of difference.