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LEAD CAR OF THE FUTURE.

The Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car.

LEAD CAR OF THE FUTURE.

The Qualcomm BMW i8 Safety Car.

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.

  • 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)
  • 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
    • EMC-approved

KEY FACTS.

Topic
Fact
Range
up to 37 km (electric), > 600 km overall
System output
approx. 380 hp
Maximum system torque
> 570 Nm
Top-Speed
250 km/h (electric power only 120 km/h
Acceleration
0–100 km/h: < 4.4 secs
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THE BMW I8.

Future-oriented.

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. 

ANTÓNIO FÉLIX DA COSTA.

RACING FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Innovative, fully-electric, sustainable, and full of new ideas: discover what makes the FIA Formula E Championship so fascinating.

BORN ELECTRIC – THE MOBILE FUTURE

BMW i – is all about visionary ideas, innovative technology, and the mobility of the future. Be electrified.

PARTNERS.

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