Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM



When work began on the 2017 version of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM in late 2015, the engineers faced three major challenges: a new set of rules, new aerodynamic regulations and new tyres fries partner Hankook. One season later, they once again had to cope with revised aerodynamic regulations and changes for the 2018 season.

For example, DTM cars will have only one smallish aerk on each side at the front of the vehicle from this season onwards. In addition, adjustments have had to be made to the front apron, the side channel and the side panel under the doors, which has been removed. Also, the third element on the front axle has been eliminated, so that only linear coil springs are used. Reducing the aerodynamic attachments has also reduced the downforce of the car by about one third compared to last year.

“I think it’s great,” says Gary Ptt. “The homologation of these components puts all the teams on a more level plahat’s exactly what we all want. There has been a lot of talk about the lower downforce, but quite honestly it still feels like a DTM car.”

The 2005 DTM champion sees many advantages in driving with less downforce, as the es compensate for it with mechanical grip. “I think we’ve got a pretty good balance this year, and the cars will be a bit harder to drive in both the dry and the wet,” adds Gary. “Hopefully, this will put the focus more on driver skills rather than pure vehicle performance.”



Carbon fibre monocoque with steel roll cage,
front, lateral and rear crash structures,
bonnet, doors, side panels and wings in carbon fibre
Length: 5,080 mm
Width: 1,950 mm
Height: 1,210 mm
Minimum weight: 1,115 kg

Standard rear wing, flat floor, front and rear diffuser as well as partially homologated bodywork components

Capacity: 4.0 Liter
Performance: 360 KW at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque: 500 Nm

Standard 6-speed transverse-mounted gearbox,
rear-wheel drive, pneumatically operated sequential gear shift on steering wheel, mechanical differential lock without traction control, carbon fibre cardan shaft,
4-plate carbon fibre clutch operated by foot pedal

Standard double wishbones with spring/damper units to front and rear axles, actuated via pushrods

Standard carbon braking system without ABS

Standard rack and pinion steering with power assistance

Wheels / tyres:
Standard aluminium wheels, control tyres

Wheels: 12x18
Tyres: 300 / 680 R18

Wheels: 13x18
Tyres: 320 / 710 R18





Hans Werner Aufrecht

Chairman of the supervisory board

Engineer, founder, entrepreneur, manager, motorsport enthusiast – Hans Werner Aufrecht is combining multiple personalities. Together with Erhard Melcher, the Swabian visionary founded the company AMG in 1967. In 1998, he transferred its motorsport activities to HWA that was founded by him. At the same time, his name is substantially connected with the success of the DTM that he presided over for many years. His passion for performance at the highest level still influences the HWA spirit.

Ulrich Fritz

Chairman of the Executive Board

Ulrich Fritz’s heart is beating to the rhythm of motorsport. At Mercedes-AMG, he initiated, among others, the globally successful Customer Racing Programme and contributed with his know-how to the global brand communication. On 1 December, 2013, he made the transfer to the HWA AG management board that he has been presiding over since 2016. Moreover, in his capacity as the Mercedes-AMG DTM team principal, he is making a significant contribution to the success story of the race cars from Affalterbach.

Martin Marx

Member of the Executive Board

Racetracks around the world have made up a large part of Martin Marx’s life. After completing his engineering studies, he worked as a race engineer and technical director for GT customer sport and for DTM. He benefited from his many years of experience, and in 2016 he became Head of Race Operations for HWA AG and was responsible for the entire Mercedes-AMG DTM commitment. After being appointed Director of Track Operations for HWA AG in 2017, Martin Marx has lead all racing activities in Customer sports, DTM, and the Formula E and Formula 3 engagements.