Presentation: BMW i8 Safety Car for Formula E!

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New partnership, new vehicle design: BMW i presented two important news items to the public ahead of the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX). The first: BMW i signed its contract as “ABB FIA Formula E Official Vehicle Partner“Extends and equips Formula E beyond Season 6 with an extensive fleet of BMW i safety vehicles. The second: the BMW i8 Safety Car will have a spectacular new design from the fourth race of the season. The unveiling of the vehicle and the announcement of the extension of the partnership took place during a joint evening event between BMW i and Founding Main Partner Julius Baer in Mexico City. Among the guests were Dr. Andreas Aumann, Vice President BMW i Product, eMobility, Pia Schörner, Head of BMW Motorsport Marketing, Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, and the internationally known influencer Brooklyn Beckham, who got the chance to take exclusive photos before the race the new safety car.

Formula E BMW i8 Safety Car

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"BMW i has played a central role in the success story of the series since the beginning of Formula E"Says Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E."And not only as a founding partner but also as a manufacturer in sporting competition, who is currently leading the team ranking. I am very happy that we will continue to work with BMW i as an 'Official Vehicle Partner' in the long term and future-oriented. This proves how important BMW is about electric mobility.“In addition to the role as“ Official Vehicle Partner ”, BMW i also provides the vehicle fleet for the popular“ BMW i VIP Laps ”, ie taxi rides around the course during Formula E events all over the world. BMW i is also the "Official Partner" and "Founding Partner" of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

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"As a pioneer in electromobility and a founding member of Formula E, we are proud to extend our longstanding cooperation and support the racing series beyond Season 6 as an 'Official Vehicle Partner' with our extensive support vehicle fleet“, Says Jens Thiemer, Senior Vice President Customer & Brand BMW. “A highlight is of course our BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, which we presented in Mexico in a spectacular new design. It is the first and only roadster used as a safety car. BMW i has played an active role in shaping the rapid development of Formula E for automobile manufacturers, companies and fans all over the world from day one. We believed in the concept from the very beginning and used the inspiring environment to test our future-oriented BMW i technologies and innovations in the Tech Lab Formula E under competitive conditions and to present them to the public. "

The design of the safety car is based on the colors of the light bar.

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The new design of the BMW i8 Safety Car, which BMW i makes available both as a coupé and as a roadster, is also forward-looking and innovative. Like the BMW iFE.20, the Safety Car was designed by Michael Scully, Global Automotive Director @Designworks. He and his team are responsible for the designs of BMW racing and safety vehicles. It continues some elements of the predecessor. These include the blue and white corners, which intersect based on the BMW logo. Furthermore, the view from above is emphasized, which plays a particularly important role in Formula E races given the mostly elevated seating position of the spectators. Added to this is the asymmetrical layout, which ensures maximum visibility at high speeds. As with the racing car, the striking changes include the non-reflective, matt black cockpit element, which has been extended to the driver's entire environment. It focuses even more on the driver and underlines its central importance. "In the Safety Car in particular, we have integrated the colors of the light bar into the design. This makes the vehicle's striking color scheme very authentic“Says Scully.

BMW i has been known as “Official Vehicle Partner“Closely linked to Formula E. Since season 5, BMW i Andretti Motorsport has also been competing on the track. After the two victories of Alexander Sims (GBR) and Maximilian Günther (GER), the team is currently leading the team classification in three races. In addition to its sporting success, the racing vehicle, the BMW iFE.20, primarily serves as a technology laboratory for the further development of drive concepts for BMW i series vehicles. The technology transfer between racing and series development has never been as intensive at BMW as it was with the Formula E project.

The BMW i security vehicles.

BMW i is called "Official Vehicle Partner“Has been part of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship from the very beginning and continues to be the safety car fleet in season 6. At the top are two safety cars: the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, which has been specially modified for racing (combined fuel consumption: 2,0 l / 100 km; combined electricity consumption: 14,5 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 46 g / km) * and the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 1,8 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 14,0 kWh / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g / km) *. The BMW i3s also includes (combined fuel consumption: 0,0 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 14,6-14,0 kWh / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g / km) * as "Race Director Car“, The BMW 530e (combined fuel consumption: 1,8-1,6 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 14,5-13,8 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 40-36 g / km) * in its function as a "Medical Car" and the BMW X5 45e (combined fuel consumption: 2,0-1,7 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 23,5-21,3 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 46- 38 g / km) * as a "Rescue Car" for the BMW i vehicle fleet for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. If we receive more information in a timely manner, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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