LEADING THE PACK.

Our Safety Cars for the DTM, the MotoGP™-World Championship and the FIA Formula E Championship.

Safety with M Power: In 2015, the BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car is in action again as the lead car in the DTM. This season also sees BMW M provide the official car fleet for the MotoGP™ World Championship for the 17th year in succession, spearheaded by the BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car with innovative water injection technology. In the FIA Formula E Championship BMW runs the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car.

BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car

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BMW Motorsport not only fields eight BMW M4 DTMs in the 2015DTM season, but is also represented by a lead car, based on the production model of the BMW M4: the BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car leads the 24 DTM racing cars around the circuits on the race calendar safely and with great aplomb.

The BMW M4 Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 8.8-8.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 204–194 g/km) combines motorsport genes and road capability in a highly-emotional and balanced general concept. The completely new, 431-hp six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-rev characteristics generates a maximum torque of 550 newton metres over a wide range of speeds. This allows the BMW M4 Coupé to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.

To safely guide 24 DTM racing cars around a circuit, the safety car itself must demonstrate ultimate sportiness. A powerful drive train, high-performance chassis and perfect handling in any weather conditions are an absolute must. As it happens, the BMW M4 Coupé with its many BMW M Performance Parts is naturally at its strongest in precisely these areas – and is light-footed thanks to its intelligent lightweight design.

Back in the winter of 2013 a team of BMW M employees started work on converting the car from what was already a mightily impressive, roadgoing coupé to a safety car capable of taking a leading role in the DTM. The basic car was assembled at the BMW plant in Munich. From there, the BMW M4 Coupé went to the BMW M factory in Garching, where the assembly and modifications continued by hand. These included the technicians removing the rear seat of the car and installing a roll cage and Recaro racing seats with Schroth belts for its outings as a safety car. Furthermore, the car was also equipped with LED lights on the front apron, a radio communication system, LED lights on the roof and a special livery.

On top of all this came the extensive use of BMW M Performance Parts – from the exhaust silencer system, front splitter, black front grille, mirror caps, rocker panel attachment and rear spoiler to the rear diffuser, the technicians prepared the BMW M4 Coupé for its demanding outings on the racetrack.

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Technical specifications BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car.
Engine Straight six-cylinder engine
Capacity: 2,979 cc
Output: 317/431 kW/bhp
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 4.1 seconds

BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car

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As it did last year, the BMW M4 Coupé will again head the Safety Car fleet in the MotoGP World Championship in 2015. BMW M GmbH’s high-performance coupé has been designed to ensure maximum driving dynamics and with its use on the racetracks of this world in mind. The six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, a high-rev concept and distinct racing genes contributes significantly to the high-performance character of the overall concept. Already in its production version, the sporting heart delivers a top performance of 431 hp (317 kW) and provides a maximum torque of 550 Nm over a broadly usable range of revolution speeds.

Appearing as it does in the extremely performance-oriented world of MotoGP, where the world’s top motorcycle racers battle for points and positions, the Safety Car must also boast appropriately impressive performance parameters. With this in mind, the engineers at BMW M GmbH have equipped the high-performance power unit with an innovative water injection, thus considerably increasing the engine’s performance. Water injection makes it possible to raise the upper performance limits, which have otherwise been restricted thermally. As well as increasing performance and torque, the innovative system in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car also ensures outstanding efficiency with benefits in terms of full-load consumption and exhaust emissions. As a BMW M product at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car also opens up possibilities for use of this technology in future production models.

Like all the Safety Cars, the BMW M4 Coupé has also been further optimised in the BMW M factory for its role at the head of a field of racing motorcycles. For example, the rear seat was removed and RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts installed. The Safety Car is also equipped with an extensive range of BMW M Performance Parts, including the titanium BMW M Performance Exhaust System with titanium tailpipes, a BMW M Performance Front Splitter, and a BMW M Performance Rear Diffusor. A carbon rear spoiler reduces the amount of lift on the rear axle. LED lights on the front apron and roof, together with the exclusive livery, mean there is no mistaking that this high-performance car is a Safety Car.


Modifications for the BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car.

  • Water injection
  • BMW M Performance titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers
  • BMW M Performance side skirts
  • BMW M Performance front grille black
  • BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps
  • BMW M Performance aerodynamic kit front (carbon splitter and blade)
  • BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor
  • Carbon rear wing
  • Coilover suspension
  • RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts
  • Roll bar
  • Bonnet with "motorsport lock"
  • LED lights on the roof
  • LED lights on the front apron


Technical specifications BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car.
Engine Straight six-cylinder engine with water injection
Capacity: 2,979 cc
Output (production version): 317/431 kW/bhp
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 4.1 seconds

BMW S 1000 RR Safety Bike

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In the 2015 season, BMW Motorrad will contribute to safety in MotoGP by providing the new BMW S 1000 RR as a Safety Bike for the first time. Therefore, the new superbike from Munich will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, the earlier versions of the RR and BMW HP4, who also fulfilled this role.

The new RR represents the next generation of the superbike, and its improved performance is clear to see at first glance. The superbike has been redesigned from front to rear. The characteristic nose-down/tail-up profile has been made even more dynamic, and embodies the RR’s racing genes. Viewed from the front, the slim profile still features the characteristic split face with asymmetric front headlamps; however, these have swapped sides. The air intake is now considerably larger and located centrally, allowing the intake air to be fed even more effectively.

Once again featuring the very highest technological standards, virtually every component of the new RR has been consistently optimised and further developed to achieve the best possible riding characteristics, handling, traction, safety and user friendliness. Where the drivetrain is concerned, the improved performance of the new S 1000 RR results from a modified cylinder head. The 999 cc, four-cylinder inline engine now generates 199 hp. Handling and acceleration off the line benefit from increased torque. When it comes to electronic rider aid systems, the RR leaves nothing to be desired: equipped with ride modes, race ABS, DTC dynamic traction control and DDC electronic frame, the S 1000 RR is set to reinforce its place at the top of the superbike sector.

Whether on dynamic tours on country roads, in competition on the racetrack, or in action as a Safety Bike in MotoGP, the new S 1000 RR is always the right choice.


Features BMW Motorrad HP Parts.

  • HP Race Titanium Exhaust System
  • HP Carbon Exhaust Bracket
  • HP Clutch and Brake Levers, folding
  • HP Front Footrest System
  • HP Carbon Wheel Cover, rear
  • HP Carbon Engine Spoiler Race
  • HP Carbon Chain Guard
  • HP Race Cover-Kit
  • BMW Badge for HP Race Cover-Kit
  • Brake Lever Protector
  • Engine Protector left and right


Technical specifications BMW S 1000 RR Safety Bike.
Engine: Water/oil-cooled, four-cylinder, in-line engine
Capacity: 999 cm³
Output: 146/199 kW/PS

BMW i8 Safety Car and BMW i3 Medical Car

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When the inaugural season of the new FIA Formula E Championship got underway in Beijing on 13th September 2014, BMW was also involved as the Official Vehicle Partner. The BMW i8, the low-emission hybrid, will be employed as the safety car in the forward-looking all-electric single-seater series. Two fully-electric and therefore zero-emission BMW i3 models will take on the role of the medical car and extraction car respectively.

“From 2014, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) is breaking new ground with the FIA Formula E Championship,” said Jörg Reimann, Vice President BMW Brand Experience Customer. “Fully-electric single-seater racing cars, narrow street circuits in the heart of major cities around the world, and an innovative incorporation of fans via social networks: the concept of the series is interesting in many ways. As a pioneer in the field of electric mobility, we know that it is sometimes necessary to break the mould, but that it is still possible to remain true to your fundamental values. For this reason, the fully-electric BMW i3 and our low-emission hybrid, the BMW i8, are still synonymous with the driving pleasure BMW is renowned for. In brief: BMW i and Formula E are a perfect match. This makes it attractive for us to be involved in the inaugural season of the new FIA Formula E Championship. We now have this opportunity as the ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ and are very much looking forward to the 2014/2015 season."

The BMW i3, which generates 170 hp and 250 Nm, was launched at the end of 2013 and is the BMW Group’s first fully-electric model in large-scale production. It boasts a visionary design, revolutionary vehicle architecture, innovative networking of driver, car and the environment, and the driving pleasure BMW is renowned for. The premium character of the car is highlighted by the sustainable and unrivalled product substance.

The BMW i8 is the sports car of the future. Thanks to a top performance of 362 hp, 570 Nm of torque, the efficient carbon and aluminium lightweight design concept, and a new benchmark in aerodynamic quality in the sports car sector, with a Cx value of 0.26, the BMW i8 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and 80 to 120 km/h in 2.6 seconds – and all with the consumption figures of a compact car.