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A loyal BMW racer during a front of a field: new Formula E Safety Car clothing presented in Mexico City.

  • BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car’s (combined fuel consumption: 1.8
    l/100 km; total energy consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined
    COemissions: 42 g/km) new demeanour demonstrates closer
    attribute with a BMW iFE.18.
  • New clothing presented in a run-up to a Mexico City E-Prix.
  • Michael Scully: “This clothing gives a Safety Car a new
    impetus and a confidant turn of countenance suitable to racing in
    a streets”.

Munich. The BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car will take on a guise of
a genuine racer from a Mexico City E-Prix onwards. The new clothing –
from a coop of Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport –
underlines a tighten attribute between this special BMW i8 Coupe
and a BMW iFE.18 competition cars. It was denounced in a run-up to the
fourth competition of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship during the
“Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez” (MEX). 

Among a guest were BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, a two
BMW works drivers, António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims
(GBR), Pia Schörner (Head of BMW Motorsport Marketing) and Alberto
Longo (Co-founder and Chief Championship Officer during Formula E).

During a launch event, guest were given a initial tighten demeanour during the
BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car in a new look. The pattern was grown in
tighten partnership between Formula E and a BMW Motorsport design
team, and reflects a iconic pattern denunciation of a BMW iFE.18. Like
a competition cars, a cultured of a BMW i8 Coupe is desirous by the
civic context of Formula E, in that spectators typically see a cars
from positions that are aloft and closer to a lane than during other circuits.

“As with a BMW iFE.18, a initial priority when conceptualizing a Safety
Car was a tip perspective of a car,” explained Scully. The iconic blue
and white elements of a BMW trademark structure any pivotal perspective of a BMW
i8 Coupe Safety Car in a approach that creates no dual views of a automobile the
same. The uneven blueprint also shares a functionally-derived
non-reflective matte black cockpit component seen on a BMW iFE.18.

Embedded within a clothing is a junction striking network of blue
and purple ‘veins’ carrying a healthy colours of tender electricity.
“We have translated a themes found in a pattern of a BMW iFE.18
to a really opposite proportions of a BMW i8 Coupe. This livery
gives a Safety Car a new impetus and a confidant turn of expression
suitable to racing in a streets,” pronounced Scully.

BMW i has been closely compared with Formula E as ‘Official Vehicle
Partner’ given Season One and has supposing a whole swift of safety
vehicles ever since. The BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car has been modified
with many BMW M components to cope with a specific final of motor
racing. These modifications embody a hurl bar, back wing and rear
induce done of CO fibre, a front splitter, sports seats from the
BMW M4 GTS (combined consumption: 8.5 l/100 km;
combined COemissions: 199 g/km), four-point harness, a
roof-mounted vigilance light system, BMW M CO ceramic brakes and a
sports chassis.