BMW 318i STW
The Super Touring Car Cup, often abbreviated as STW, was a racing series for touring cars held from 1994 to 1999, and from 1998 onwards, it was known as the German Super Touring Car Championship. After both Audi and BMW withdrew from the German Touring Car Championship in 1992 and the DTM introduced new rules with expensive Class 1 race cars for 1993, a top-tier German racing series was needed for the existing production-based touring cars. The Super Touring Car Cup fulfilled this role until 1999, featuring Class 2 regulation vehicles with two-liter displacement.
The series boasted a wide variety of brands, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Peugeot, and Opel among others. The STW series attracted many former Formula 1 drivers, including notable names like Dieter Quester, Hans Joachim Stuck, Joachim Winkelhock, and Johnny Cecotto, who won the championship in 1994 while racing for BMW.