Audi vs Merc in DTM war
Two wide-bodied leviathans do battle in Frankfurt ahead of 2012 season debut…
Posted: 27 Oct 2011
The A5 DTM features a V8 churning out around 460bhp - 40bhp less than the Merc - forced onto a six-speed gearbox and the rear tyres via paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Audi reckons the shift ‘events' are more precise, giving the gearbox an estimated 24,000km lifespan.