BMW i8 Coupé and BMW iFE.18

OFFICIAL VEHICLE PARTNER.

The vehicle fleet for Formula E.

OFFICIAL VEHICLE PARTNER.

The vehicle fleet for Formula E.

Official Vehicle Partner. The vehicle fleet for Formula E.

With the innovative models of BMW i, the BMW Group has assumed a pioneering role in the area of electromobility. This is another area where motorsport and series production go hand in hand. Formula E is the perfect technology lab for the mobility of the future, the BMW iNEXT and future generations of BMW i models. It gives BMW i engineers the unique opportunity to develop an electric drive that is entirely focussed on performance. In Season 5, the first fully electric racing car in the history of BMW contested Formula E – but BMW i has been leaving tyre tracks in the race series right from the very start. Since the first Formula E race, BMW i has been involved as “Official Vehicle Partner”. And in the sixth season of the series, the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car spearheads the fleet of vehicles. The fully electric BMW i3s is in action as the “Race Director Car”, and the BMW 530e iPerformance is the “Medical Car”.

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BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

BMW i8 ROADSTER SAFETY CAR.

Lead car of the future.

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

UNLIMITED FREEDOM.

The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car is the first FIA Safety Car in the world that can be used with an open cockpit.
Light bar of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

LIGHT BAR.

The light bar consists of two orange side elements and a green central element. The positioning above the rear wing ensures good visibility in every racing situation and from all angles.
Rear wing of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

REAR WING.

Compared with its series counterpart, the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car has a rear wing that gives the car additional downforce.
Windscreen and side window of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

WINDSCREEN AND SIDE WINDOW.

The shortened windscreen makes the car look even more dynamic and gives it a more aggressive exterior. To minimise the strain on the driver and co-driver, the side window was also modified.
Roll bar of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

ROLL BAR.

The FIA-certified roll bar withstands seven and a half times the vehicle weight in a vertical main crash and three and a half times the vehicle weight in a vertical front crash.

PARTNER FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

BMW i has supported Formula E as the Official Vehicle Partner from the very first race.

BMW i8 Coupé.

Safety Car.

The BMW i8 combines the performance and appeal of a sports car with the fuel consumption of a compact car: zero emission driving in the city (eDrive) and efficient sports car performance out of town, combined with a supercharged, efficient 1.5-litre petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds (combined fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km).

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BMW i8 Roadster.

Safety Car.

Only those who go beyond the limits are truly free. The first BMW i8 Roadster embodies this urge for freedom and perfection like nothing else. It is almost silent as it glides with the top down in the open air and promises a roadster feeling like never before. The innovative, multi-award-winning* plug-in hybrid drive, which rockets the roadster from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds with 275 kW (375 hp), also underlines the unique character of the BMW i8 Roadster. The future is now. And it’s more exciting than ever.
*BMW i8 Roadster: Kraftstoffverbrauch (kombiniert): 2,1l/100km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert (kombiniert): 46g/km; Stromverbrauch in (kombiniert): 14,5/100km.* BMW i8 Roadster: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1* CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46* electricity consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5*

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BWM i3s on the race track as Race Director Car

Race Director Car.

In Season 6, the zero-emission BMW i3s can be seen in some of the biggest cities in the world as the official “Race Director Car”. (Combined energy consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). As the name indicates, the fully-electric car is at the Race Director’s disposal on race weekends – for example, it is used when he inspects the circuit.

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The BMW 530e iPerformance on the race track as Medical Car

Medical Car.

The BMW 530e iPerformance has been used in Formula E as the official “FIA Formula E Medical Car” since Season 5. (Combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km). The official Medical Car is ready to react quickly to provide rapid emergency care and has emergency doctors on board. During the race, the BMW 530e iPerformance waits in the pit lane, in order to be able to get to the scene of any accident as quickly as possible.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS.

  • Technical data on the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car.

    Top-Speed:

    250 km/h (electric power only 120 km/h)

    Maximum system torque:

    > 570 Nm 

    Acceleration:

    0–100 km/h: < 4.4 secs

    Brake System:

    M Carbon Ceramic Brake system (front: 6-piston brake system, rear; 4-piston brake system)

    System output approx.:

    380 hp

  • Technical data on the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car.

    Top-Speed:

    250 km/h (electric power only 120 km/h)

    Maximum system torque:

    250 Nm 

    Acceleration:

    0–100 km/h: < 4.6 secs

    Brake System:

    M Carbon Ceramic Brake system (front: 6-piston brake system, rear; 4-piston brake system)

    System output approx.:

    374 hp