BMW iFE.21 and BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car.

OFFICIAL VEHICLE PARTNER.

The vehicle fleet for Formula E.

Official Vehicle Partner. The vehicle fleet for Formula E.

With the BMW i models, the BMW Group has assumed a pioneering role in the area of electromobility. This is an area where motorsport and series production go hand in hand. Formula E is the technology lab for the mobility of the future, the BMW iNEXT and future generations of BMW i models. It is a unique opportunity to develop an electric drive 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. From the first Formula E race, BMW i has been involved as 'Official Vehicle Partner', and in the seventh 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 new addition to the fleet of vehicles, the BMW iX3, is the 'Medical Car' and 'Rescue Car'.

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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.
BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car
BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car in the winding roads of Monaco

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.
Light bar of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car
Rear view 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.
Rear wing of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car
Pierre Casiraghi with a parachute

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.
Windscreen and side window of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car
BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car in the harbour of Monaco

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.
Roll bar of the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

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: Fuel consumption (combined): 2.1l/100km; CO2 emissions (combined): 46g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 14.5kWh/100 km.

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BWM i3s on the race track as Race Director Car

Race Director Car.

In Season 7, 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 iX3

Medical Car & Rescue Car.

The BMW iX3 will be in action as the official 'FIA Formula E Medical Car' from Season 7. The Official Medical Car is on standby for rapid emergency treatment and has emergency doctors on board. The BMW iX3 will be in the pits during the race, ready to get to the scene of the accident as quickly as possible in an emergency.
BMW iX3: Energy consumption (NEDC) in kWh/100 km: 17.8-17.5; electric range (WLTP) in km: 450-458.

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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

  • Technical data on the BMW iX3.

    Top performance:

    286 hp

    Continuous speed:

    109 hp

    Torque:

    400 Nm

    Maximum speed:

    180 km/h

    Range (WLTP test cycle):

    up to 460 km

  • Technical data on the BMW i3s.

    Top performance:

    184 hp

    Nominal capacity at 4,800 rpm:

    102 hp

    Torque:

    250 Nm

    Maximum speed:

    150 km/h

    Range (WLTP test cycle):

    up to 307 km

ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

FORMULA E.

Breaking new ground and driving innovations: These are the values shared by BMW i and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Right from the start in 2014, BMW i has been an integral part of the first fully-electric racing series in the world. Initially involved as “Official Vehicle Partner”, BMW i Motorsport has been challenging for points and titles as a works team since Season 5.
BMW iFE.21

THE BMW iFE.21.

Based on the experience gained in Season 5, BMW i Motorsport has continued to systematically develop the Gen2 car. All you need to know and the key facts about the BMW iFE.21 at a glance.