2012 DTM champion Bruno Spengler says BMW are 'heading in the right direction' as the Munich manufacturer gets to grips with the new M4 machine following the Hungaroring test.

The Schnizter man set a best time of a 1 minute 38.458 second lap during his two days of running, a second shy off Mercedes' Christian Vietoris best time set on day three.

Spengler endured a turbulent 2013 campaign, failing to re-ignite his 2012 title winning form the Canadian took just the solitary victory at Spielberg's Red Bull Ring to finish 60-points behind eventual champion Audi's Mike Rockenfeller.

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BMW however did retain the manufacturers title but Spengler's Team Schnitzer also lost their team's crown after winning on their return in 2012.

Spengler stated the basis of BMW's running wasn't to light the Budapest timing screens but was to achieve a decent haul of mileage for the new M4.

"We completed a varied programme, and got a lot of laps under our belts," said Spengler.

"It was great to be back with the team and to switch into race mode. The focus was not entirely on quick times, but we did discover that we are certainly heading in the right direction."

MTEK's DTM rookie Antonio Felix da Costa also provided positive feedback on the new M4 but said his team shouldn't get carried away yet.

"The speed of the car is good, but it is still too early to say how it compares to our rivals. Everyone sticks to their own plan during testing," said da Costa.

The DTM field reconvenes on April 14th at the Hockenheimring for the second and final official ITR test before the season kicks off in early May.