The BMW Motorsport partners for the 2016 season.

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Strong support.

The BMW Motorsport partners in the DTM.

You need strong partners, if you want to be successful in a high-level racing series. BMW Motorsport has been able to depend on the support of many well-known companies since returning to the DTM in 2012.

Premium Technology Partner: Shell

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About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula.  We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range.  These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers.  Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA.  We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants work in our research and development department.

Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges.  Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.

Premium Partner: BMW M Performance Parts

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BMW M Performance Parts is the result of many years of experience on the motorsport scene, and makes it possible to improve the performance of even the best cars. The components are developed in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH, which has epitomised high performance from BMW since 1972. BMW M Performance Parts provide a tangible increase in driving dynamics by enhancing engine power, reducing weight, improving road handling, and optimizing aerodynamics. They also allow BMW customers to experience their car’s motorsport genes on the roads. BMW M Performance Parts are available for the BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series, as well as for X and M models, and add an extra dose of adrenalin to every journey. For information on details, prices and availability, please contact your local BMW centre or visit the website: www.bmwMperformance.com.

Premium Partner: BMW Financial Services/BMW Bank

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BMW Bank GmbH is one of the leading automobile banks in Germany, with branches in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Over 1,340 employees look after about 1.1 million customers (status: 31.12.2015). The range of products for business and private customers ranges from the financing, leasing and insurance of automobiles and motorcycles to customised asset management offerings. The company has total assets of 24.0 billion Euros and total bank deposits of about 8.0 billion Euros (status: 31.12.2015). BMW Bank GmbH is part of BMW Group Segment Financial Services. Virtually every second new BMW and MINI is financed or leased through BMW Group Segment Financial Services.

BMW Bank has been “Premium Partner BMW Motorsport” since 2012 and is proud to be in its fifth season in the DTM.

Premium Partner: Samsung SDI

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As a leading provider of material and energy solutions, Samsung SDI is now also active in the fields of lithium-ion batteries for IT, electric vehicles and energy storage systems, the manufacture of materials for semiconductors, display materials for polaroid films, and OLED materials.

Since 2010, Samsung SDI has been the world leader in the business area of IT batteries, and is still on the rise on the global market. Samsung SDI is proceeding with its plans to play a consistently important role in the IT industry by transferring its considerable expertise and know-how to the field of batteries for electric vehicles, in order to set new benchmarks in this market too. Samsung SDI intends to use an investment of 3 billion Korean Won to transform itself into the global leader for batteries for electric vehicles by 2020.

Premium Partner: Deutsche Post

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistics and mail communications company. The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business areas worldwide. It makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices and corporate citizenship.

Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, e-commerce, and supply chain management services.

Deutsche Post DHL Group employs more than 480,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories around the world. In 2014, the group generated revenues of more than 56 billion Euros.

Premium Partner: Red Bull

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Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980's. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in more than 169 countries and around 60 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.

Official Partner: H&R

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Chassis components made in Germany: the H&R range of chassis components for over 2,000 models of car is probably the largest in the world. H&R also develops and produces shock absorbers, wheel spacers, sway bars and other chassis components for customers around the globe.

To test new materials and technologies, H&R has participated for many years in top international motorsport events. This experience goes directly into development and production. H&R also manufactures technical springs, such as compression springs, tension springs, torsion and flat form springs.

H&R stands for premium-quality, innovative products that are made in Germany in stringent compliance with the quality assurance standards of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

Official Partner: BMW Driving Experience

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Every BMW Driving Experience is a unique experience. This is mainly due to our experienced BMW instructors - as well as the wide range of training and tour courses and the exclusive choice of venues. As engineers, designers or racing drivers, our BMW instructors know exactly what counts when it comes to driving. And they pass on this knowledge to the participants – both in theory and practice. Experience “Sheer driving pleasure” first hand. For information about the courses please check www.bmw-drivingexperience.com.

Official Partner: Akrapovič

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Akrapovič is the leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars. It is also a leader in carbon components and the innovative use of superalloys. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for their design, lightweight construction and durability, as well as their impact on performance and sound.

Available for a range of BMW models as aftermarket products, Akrapovič exhausts enhance performance, torque and sound. The systems are available in titanium or stainless steel, with exquisite carbon fibre or titanium tailpipes and on many models, drivers can add a Wireless Kit for adjustable sound.

Founded in Slovenia 25 years ago by former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič the brand has grown to international prominence through the successful support of leading racing teams.


Official Partner: ZF

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ZF is a leading global technology group, specializing in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology. The company, which took over TRW Automotive on 5th May 2015, is now represented at about 230 locations in roughly 40 countries. Employing approximately 138,000 people, ZF is expected to have achieved sales of between 29 and 30 billion Euros (provisional figures) in 2015. ZF is one of the three largest automobile suppliers in the world.

ZF and BMW enjoy a historic partnership at the highest stage, because nowhere else can ZF demonstrate the capacity of its components better than in motorsport. ZF cooperates with BMW in the road car range, but also develops customised racing clutches and shock absorbers for the DTM and the 24h race at the Nürburgring as Official Partner BMW Motorsport. The experience gained in racing is gladly used in research and development work for the automotive industry, providing many advantages for each and every BMW driver.

Official Partner: Zollner

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Founded in 1965 by Manfred Zollner as a one-man operation in a small community in Bavaria, the company has since developed into a group employing 8,000 workers in 17 international locations. Zollner Elektronik AG is a public company, which is 100% family-owned and has never forgotten its regional roots. With its expertise network in the field of mechatronics, the company strives to advance development and research in the region. Zollner has always shown that innovation and hi-tech go hand in hand with healthy growth and stable revenue. On a global scale, the EMS service provider is now one of the best in its field. The broad positioning in the industry makes the company a reliable partner, even in difficult times.

The complex diversity includes automotive technology, railway technology, industrial electronics, medical technology, aviation, measurement technology, office electronics and data technology, other consumer products and telecommunications. One particular focus of Zollner Elektronik AG is on quality – including labour, health and environmental management. Numerous certifications and awards confirm the high demands the company places in this field. As the leading company in a network of over 20 partners that developed and constructed the largest four-legged walking robot in the world, “Tradinno”, Zollner Elektronik AG pulled off a pioneering technical feat that even made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Official Partner: MAHLE

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MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. MAHLE components and systems are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as aerospace and marine applications.
In 2015, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 11.5 billion with around 76,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with over 170 production locations. At 15 major development locations in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, about 6,000 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

Official Partner: amplus AG

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Since the company was founded in 2009, amplus AG has established itself as one of the leading broadband companies in southern Germany. As a subsidiary of the CCNST Group and second-largest broadband carrier in Bavaria, the Lower Bavarian Internet provider supplies more than 100 municipalities in 13 districts of eastern Bavarian with broadband connections of 200 megabits per second. Several thousand customers already benefit from amplus AG's broadband network. Many more will follow in the coming years. "Fast Internet for everyone" has been the philosophy of amplus AG from the outset and the guiding principle of their business operations. The relatively young company is already transitioning from a network operator to a provider of premium online services. From smart homes through e-mobility to telemedicine: Thanks to the latest fibre-optic technology and fibre optic cables into homes, municipalities, business customers and private users all benefit from amplus AG's growth strategy.

In cooperation with the municipalities in their catchment area, this is why all 80 employees of the CCNST Group are devising individual concepts for the planned fibre optic expansion. Rural regions in particular are among the attractive locations in Bavaria through their connection to the six-lane digital highway. In a collaborative partnership, amplus AG therefore develops innovative broadband solutions with a long-term focus for regions away from urban centres.

Official Supplier: PUMA

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PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com.