Rene Rast, Jean-Karl Vernay and Richie Stanaway all made their DTM test debuts for BMW at Lausitz earlier this week.
The trio said that they had enjoyed their first taste of the M3, which is built to the championship's new for 2012 technical regulations, and which was also driven by Andy Priaulx, Augusto Farfus, Jorg Muller and Dirk Werner.
"I really enjoyed the test," said Rast, who is on the verge of wrapping up his second straight Porsche Supercup title. "It was a superb experience. I felt very comfortable in the team and learned a lot. In general, I am happy with my performance. I think I did what was expected of me.
"The car is good natured and fun to drive. The dynamics and powerful brakes, in particular, are a bit different to the cars I have driven in the past, but I was able to adapt quickly and keep pushing myself to the limit."
Vernay, the 2010 Indy Lights champion and Stanaway, the German Formula 3 champion, echoed Rast's sentiments.
"The car is amazing, it has so much grip and downforce," said Vernay. "I think that my lap times were OK, I was able to improve them as the test progressed. I had a great feeling for the car."
BMW's car will be driven publicly by Werner during the weekend of the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, and will be displayed alongside the new cars from rival manufacturers Mercedes and Audi.