Curtain up for the first fully electric safety car from BMW M: At the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Austria on August 15 at the Red Bull Ring (AUT), BMW M GmbH will be presenting the new BMW i4 as the “Official Car of MotoGP ™” M50 safety car for the FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup. It replaces the BMW i8 Safety Car, which previously led the field in the electric motorcycle racing series as part of the MotoGP ™. The new safety car for the FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup is based on the BMW i4 M50, which will be launched in November 2021. The first purely electrically powered performance automobile from BMW M GmbH ensures intense driving pleasure. With an electric motor each on the front and rear axles, which together generate a maximum output of 400 kW / 544 hp, and an M-specific chassis technology, it offers fascinating driving dynamics.
BMW i4 M50 Safety Car
The emotional driving experience is particularly underlined by the drive sound specially developed for electric BMW M automobiles. With all its properties, the BMW i4 M50 forms the perfect basis for use as a safety car in MotoE ™. "With the BMW i4 M50 we are starting a new era and are presenting our first M with a purely electric drive," says Markus Flasch, Managing Director of BMW M GmbH. “With the first M BEV, we are setting the course for the future, in which the combination of extremely sporty performance vehicles and electrification is an exciting topic. We show: Everything that you value about M - the typical M emotional driving experience with sportiness, power and dynamism - can also be fully electric.
pure performance, purely electric
While the production version of the four-door Gran Coupé will hit the market in autumn, our fans can experience its world premiere on the racetrack as early as summer. There couldn't be a more suitable safety car for MotoE than the BMW i4 M50 - pure performance, purely electric. We're looking forward to the premiere in Spielberg. ”The FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup has been part of the MotoGP ™ World Championship since 2019. The all-electric series of motorcycles from Energica features exciting head-to-head races and outstanding duels on some of the cult tracks in motorcycle racing.
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Official Car of MotoGP ™: BMW M presents the new BMW i4 M50 Safety Car for the FIM Enel MotoE ™ World Cup.
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