BMW clinched their third DTM manufacturers' crown in four-years after 38-points scored at the Hockenheim season finale was enough to regain the title from Audi.

The Munich constructor held to win by just seven-points despite Audi heavily outscoring the contingent of M4's with two victories at the Hockenheimring.

BMW Motorsport boss Jens Marquardt praised his DTM outfit's 'fighting spirit' after recovering from a turbulent start to the campaign.

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"It is fantastic to end the 2015 DTM season as the champion manufacturer. This title is always proof of an outstanding team effort over the course of a season," said Marquardt.

"It belongs to every one of us in the team - whether driver, engineer or mechanic, and was primarily possible thanks to the fighting spirit shown by every single one of us. After a difficult start, we improved over the course of the season."

A record breaking weekend at Zandvoort earlier in the year - where victories from Marco Wittmann and Antontio Felix da Costa, including a top-seven lockout - sparked the M4 squad's revival in the championship race.

"When presented with the opportunity to get good results, we took full advantage - such as with our top-seven lock-out in Zandvoort," Marquardt continued.

"Five different race winners in the BMW M4 DTM also shows we achieved our goal for 2015, which was to be more competitive across the board. I am very proud of that."

The BMW Motorsport boss also took the opportunity to congratulate Pascal Wehrlein and Mercedes over their 2015 success.

"Congratulations again to Pascal Wehrlein and Mercedes on winning the Drivers' title," the BMW boss concluded.