“Official Vehicle Partner” BMW i presents a new Formula E Safety Car.

Posted on 11. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Monaco. The screen has been lifted on a new reserve automobile for
a ABB FIA Formula E Championship: “Official Vehicle Partner” BMW i
denounced a new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car during “Yacht Club de
Monaco” on a eve of a Monaco E-Prix (MON). The automobile has been
mutated privately for use during a racetrack and a pattern is
formed on a sister model, a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car. Guests at
a display enclosed Pierre Casiraghi, clamp boss of “Yacht
Club de Monaco”, Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag, and Dr.
Robert Irlinger, Head of BMW i.

 

The new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0
l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.5 kWh/100 km, combined
CO2 emissions: 46 g/km)* is a latest further to the
swift of BMW i Safety Cars. It is a initial Safety Car in a world
that can be used with an open cockpit. The many striking
characteristics of a fantastic pattern are a back wing and
condensed front windscreen.

 

“BMW i and Formula E are synonymous with innovation, creation them
excellently matched to any other. This plan is another really good
instance of a pioneering suggestion during BMW i and in Formula E,” said
Irlinger. “In implementing a BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, a BMW i
engineers, designers and communications organisation have dared to try new
horizons and emanate an positively singular car. The growth team
behind a Safety Car is same to a start-up. Our engineers got
artistic within their possess ranks and fabricated it on tip of their
unchanging jobs. In doing so, they have achieved something completely
new. we am really beholden to a FIA and Formula E for display such
unrestrained towards a creation and for creation it probable to use
a BMW i8 Roadster as an central Safety Car.”

 

Agag said: “I’d like to appreciate a BMW i family and a Yacht Club de
Monaco for hosting a good eventuality to premiere this new further to the
ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car has a
distinguished pattern – something that differentiates it from anything
we’ve seen before, and what improved environment for a display than
during a Monaco E-Prix. BMW has been a partner given a inaugural
season, and their continued support as a automobile partner and now as a
group shows their joining to electric mobility.”

 

Technical modifications for use during a racetrack.

Regarding rigidity a BMW i8 Roadster is a ideal basement for a
Safety Car. No vital modifications were required though there still have
been some changes for a racetrack version. The many striking
alteration to a BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car is a front
windscreen, that is shorter than a prolongation model. This gives the
automobile a some-more energetic appearance. The Safety Car’s centre of sobriety is
also 15 millimetres reduce than a prolongation car. The automobile has M
Carbon Ceramic Brakes, an FIA-approved hurl bar, a front splitter and
a back wing for additional downforce.

 

Modifications required for a purpose of Safety Car have also been
made. The light bar is mounted above a back wing, creation it easily
manifest from all angles in any competition situation. The BMW i8 Roadster
Safety Car also has a communication receiver and a GPS antenna, an
endless communication complement in a cockpit, and a rear-view camera.

 

Design follows a lead of a predecessor.

Another fantastic aspect of a new Safety Car is a livery
design. It evolves a high-contrast BMW logo-inspired alternating
blue and white schematic from a BMW iFE.18 and BMW i8 Coupe Safety
Car into a decidedly fluent form suitable to open atmosphere mobility and
a gorgeous Monaco travel racing context. Blue and purple are the
healthy colours of tender electricity, while a orange and immature accents
are a same colours as a lights complement on a Safety Car. As with
a BMW iFE.18, violet “synapses” swell via a clothing making
pithy a “live” junction network embedded within a design.

 

The signature BMW Group Motorsport matt black anti-reflective cockpit
prolongation has been updated to be thorough of passengers, who will
take their place in a newcomer chair during cab rides. The
ensuing “winged“ striking also mirrors a iconic doorway opening
kinematic of a BMW i8 Roadster.

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a swift are dual Safety Cars:
The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 14.5 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 46 g/km)*, that has been specifically mutated for use during the
racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car (combined fuel consumption:
1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. The BMW i swift also includes a BMW i3s
(combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total appetite consumption:
14.3 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race
Director Car” and a BMW 530e (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1
l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in a purpose as “Medical Car”.

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