Lead car of the future. The Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car.
The spectacular Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 is the top model in the BMW i Formula E fleet. It has been the subject of many modifications for its outings on the racetrack. These include carbon brakes, and adjustable chassis, additional ventilators, and an aerodynamic package including front splitter and rear wing. The Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 can also be charged inductively. The car also features many FIA-defined modifications, including a roll cage, bucket seats, and all the necessary safety car technology.
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
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)
Inductive charging system.
FIA Formula E Qualcomm Safety Car BMW
i8 is the world’s first vehicle to offer 7.2 kW inductive charging based on
Qualcomm Halo™ prototype technology
Tested under all extreme climatic conditions
up to 37 km (electric), > 600 km overall
approx. 380 hp
Maximum system torque
> 570 Nm
250 km/h (electric power only 120 km/h
0–100 km/h: < 4.4 secs
THE BMW I8.
The BMW i8 combines the performance and appeal of a sports car with the fuel consumption of a compact car: It offers zero-emission driving in town (eDrive) and efficient sports car performance out of town, where a highly turbocharged and efficient 1.5-litre petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology also comes into play. From 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.
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