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An sparkling regulation for BMW i: Electrification in prolongation and during a racetrack.

Munich. Racing eDrive01 – that’s a central pretension of the
highly-efficient appetite section during a heart of a success enjoyed by
BMW i Andretti Motorsport in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship. It
propels a BMW iFE.18 foe cars, with drivers António Félix da
Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR), to tip performances – and top
regulation – in a central BMW works team’s initial deteriorate in the
array for fully-electric regulation cars. Félix da Costa won on the
team’s entrance in Ad Diriyah (KSA) in Dec 2018. That win allowed
a same BMW i engineers that are differently obliged for the
drivetrain in prolongation models, like a BMW i3, to feel like true
winners. Their knowledge of foundation valid to be essential at
a racetrack.


BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said: “At a start of
a growth routine for a E expostulate in Formula E we were faced
with a question: Do we build adult a possess imagination during BMW Motorsport,
or do we use a endless BMW i knowledge in this area? We soon
arrived during an answer. Naturally, it done clarity to make use of the
resources of knowledge of a colleagues in production.”


What followed is a primary instance of a interplay between production
and motorsport development. Under a powerful of BMW i Motorsport, a
totally new growth cycle was established. The idea was always
to make a many fit use of capacities and to emanate as many
synergies as possible. Responsibilities were clearly allocated. The
prolongation specialists looked after a electric engine hardware and
a inverter, definition a whole high-voltage area. This enclosed the
program that a inverter uses to control a E motor, as good as the
materials used, such as for a rotor and stator.


Meanwhile, a BMW Motorsport engineers essentially rubbed matters
such as a low-voltage control area. They devised recuperation
strategies, undertook a pattern and doing of a whole rear
spindle structure and grown a cooling concept. “Everything that
any area can do best was intertwined with full transparency. The
record send between a BMW Motorsport engineers and BMW i
colleagues works unequivocally well,“ pronounced Marquardt.


The outcome is a cycle of imagination and experience, that can only
advantage both sides in a destiny margin of electrification. BMW i
Motorsport gains knowledge underneath impassioned conditions during Formula E
racetracks – and in approach foe with many other automobile
manufacturers. This knowledge and any commentary are afterwards incorporated
in development. “This means that each BMW i patron advantages from
a corner swell in racing,” pronounced Marquardt. For example, the
control program for a high-voltage area, that controls a E motor
around a inverter, is used in both a BMW iFE.18 and a BMW i3.


From a sporting perspective, this singular multiple has valid to be
rival from foe one in Formula E. Away from a lane too, the
BMW Group is regulating this ever-expanding racing array to demonstrate
a innovative imagination in pivotal destiny issues within a automotive
industry. Electrification forms a basement of this, though other focus
subjects, such as unconstrained driving, connectivity and services – in
multiple with pioneering design, such as can be found with a BMW
i8 Roadster Safety Car – are in a spotlight during each race. As such,
Formula E is apropos a pitch for a unchanging destiny orientation
of BMW i, BMW Motorsport and a BMW Group as a whole.


The BMW i Support Vehicle 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, combined
CO2 emissions: 46 g/km), that has been specifically modified
for use during a racetrack, and a BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car (combined
fuel consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.0
kWh/100 km; total CO2 emission: 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; combined
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) as “Race Director Car” and a BMW
530e (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100 km; total energy
consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions:
49-47 g/km) in a purpose as “Medical Car”.