BMW i8 Coupé and BMW iFE.18


The vehicle fleet.


The vehicle fleet.


With the innovative models of BMW i, the BMW Group has assumed a pioneering role in the area of electro mobility. 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 the BMW i engineers the unique opportunity to develop an electric drive that is entirely focussed on performance. Since Season 5, the BMW iFE.18 is the first fully electric racing car in the history of BMW to contest Formula E – but BMW i has been leaving tyre tracks in the innovative race series right from the very start. Since the first Formula E race in Beijing on 13th September 2014, BMW i has been involved as “Official Vehicle Partner”. And in the fifth season of the innovative race series, the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car is leading 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”. All the cars have been modified specially to take to the track in the megacities of the world.

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Lead car of the future.

BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car
BMW i8 Coupé
BMW i8 Coupé and BMW iFE.18
BMW i8 Coupé



  • 01 Range up to 37 km (electric), > 600 km overall
  • 02 System output approx. 380 hp
  • 03 Maximum system torque > 570 Nm
  • 04 Top-Speed 250 km/h (electric power only 120 km/h
  • 05 Acceleration 0–100 km/h: < 4.4 secs

  • Chassis.
    • Bilstein MDS 2-way chassis and dampers
  • Wheels/Tyres.
    • 20” ATS motorsport rims, black, powder-coated
    • Michelin “Pilot Super Sport” sports tyres (front: 245/ 35 R20, rear: 285/ 30 R20)
  • Brake System.
    • M Carbon Ceramic Brake system (front: 6-piston brake system, rear; 4-piston brake system)  
  • Modifications.
    • Front splitter for greater downforce on the front axle
    • Rear wing for greater downforce on the rear axle
    • Rear windscreen replaced by carbon tailgate with air vents
    • Two additional fans in the engine compartment
    • Adaptation of the rear diffusor
    • Bucket seat from the BMW M4 GTS
    • FIA-approved roll bar
    • Schroth four-point harness
    • Light bar
    • Push-to-Talk button on steering wheel
    • Communication and GPS aerial on the roof
    • Monitor with relevant track information


Michael Scully on the look of the BMW i8 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
BMW i3s

BMW i3s.

Race Director Car.

In Season 5, 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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BMW 530e iPerformance.

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 power 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 is occupied by emergency doctors. 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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BMW 530e iPerformance
The BMW iFE.18 driving through a curve


Breaking new ground and driving innovation: two values shared by BMW i and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. BMW i has been a permanent fixture in the first fully-electric racing series in the world since it was launched in 2014 – initially as “Official Vehicle Partner”. Since Season 5, BMW i Motorsport has been challenging for points and titles as a works team.

BMW i.

BMW i is a comprehensive concept for sustainable and pioneering mobility. It is all about visionary electric vehicles and mobility services, inspirational design, and a new understanding of the word ‘premium’, which is strongly defined by sustainability. Be electrified by BMW i.