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
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.
    • Modified chassis mount points and upper wishbones
    • Custom-made Bilstein springs / dampers
    • 15 mm lowered chassis
  • Wheels/Tyres.
    • 20” ATS racing rims: black, powder-coated (front: 245/35 R20, rear: 285/ 30 R20)
    • MichelinPilot Super Sport sports tyres
  • Brakes.
    • Motorsports brake discs and callipers (six-piston at the front, four-piston at the rear)
    • Improved ventilation / cooling for the front discs
    • Direct in-flow of air via the front spoiler and deflector plates
    • Modification to the rear section of the underbody (additional air intakes, spoiler) and airflow to the brake discs via supply tube and deflector plates
  • Aerodynamics.
    • Kidneygrille split at half height Modified front-end airflow 850-watt fan (front)
    • Number of dynamic pressure flaps in fan shroud increased
    • Modified bonnet outlet cover and airflow
    • Modified air deflectors
    • New air deflectors and air deflector plate on the underfloor of the car
    • Rear window replaced by plastic cover with air outlets
    • Sound absorption panelling for the engine removed
    • Two additional fans in the engine compartment C-pillar ventilation removed
    • Lower-mounted engine soundproofing removed
    • New anti-roll bar bearings Extension of diffuser below the combustion engine (75 mm)
    • Heat insulation for the exhaust system
    • Additional carbon-fibre spoiler lips at the rear
    • Additional diffusers on the underfloor of the car (front and rear)



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.

Race Director Car.

BMW i3s

The completely emission-free BMW i3s is in action as the official “Race Director Car” in the megacities of the world in Season 5. (Combined electricity consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km).

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BMW 530e iPerformance.

Medical Car.

BMW 530e iPerformance

The BMW 530e iPerformance is in action as the official “FIA Formula E Medical Car” in Formula E as of Season 5. (Combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km).

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BMW X5 xDrive40e RESCUE CAR.

Plug-in-hybrid for the racetrack.

Formel E


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.