Our Safety Cars for the DTM and the MotoGP™-World 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.

BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car

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BMW Motorsport not only fields eight BMW M4 DTMs in the 2015 DTM 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) will make its debut as a safety car at the race at the Nürburgring on 17th August 2014. The BMW M4 Coupé 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.

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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The BMW M Safety Cars are a key pillar in the commitment of BMW M GmbH to the MotoGP™. This season, the BMW M4 Coupé modified exclusively for this purpose is joined by the BMW M3 and the BMW M6 Gran Coupé as Official Safety Cars. The organisational team will also have access to a range of other BMW and BMW M cars, including a BMW M5 for the “Safety Officer” as well as the BMW M550d xDrive Touring and, for the first time, the BMW X5 M as “Medical Cars”. Two BMW S 1000 RRs will be in action as Safety Bikes.

As it did last year, the BMW M4 Coupé will again head the Safety Car fleet in the MotoGP World Championship in 2015. 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