Mexico City. New partnership, new vehicle design: brazen of the
Mexico City E-Prix (MEX), BMW i done dual critical public
announcements. Firstly, BMW i has extended a agreement as ‘ABB FIA
Formula E Official Vehicle Partner’ and will continue to equip
Formula E with an endless swift of BMW i reserve vehicles through
Season 6 and beyond. Secondly, a BMW i8 Safety Car will seem in
a fantastic new pattern from a fourth competition of a deteriorate onwards.
The proclamation about a partnership prolongation took place during an
dusk eventuality hold by BMW i and Founding Main Partner Julius Bär in
Mexico City, where a vehicle was also revealed. Guests enclosed 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 a internationally eminent influencer
Brooklyn Beckham, who got a possibility to take some disdainful photos
with a new Safety Car brazen of a race.
“BMW i has played a pivotal purpose in a success of Formula E since
a start of a championship,” pronounced Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive
Officer of Formula E. “Not usually as a initial partner, though also as a
clever aspirant and manufacturer now streamer a team
standings. we am intensely gratified to continue a collaboration
together as central vehicle partner prolonged into a future. It shows
BMW’s joining as a personality in electric mobility.”
In serve to being ‘Official Vehicle Partner’, BMW i also provides
a vehicle swift for a renouned ‘BMW i VIP Laps’, a cab rides on the
racetrack that take place during Formula E events around a world.
BMW i is also ‘Official Partner’ and ‘Founding Partner’ of a ABB FIA
Formula E Championship.
“As a colonize in a margin of electromobility, and a initial member
of Formula E, we are unapproachable to extend a prolonged partnership and to
support a array as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ with a extensive
swift of support cars in Season 6 and beyond,” pronounced Jens Thiemer,
Senior Vice President Customer Brand BMW. “One prominence is
apparently a BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, that we presented in Mexico
with a fantastic new design. It is a initial and usually Roadster to be
used as a reserve car. Right from a word go, BMW i has played an
active purpose in moulding a fast growth of Formula E for
vehicle manufacturers, companies and fans all over a world. From
a really initial minute, we have believed in a judgment and used the
moving sourroundings to exam a pioneering BMW i record and
innovations underneath rival conditions in a record lab that is
Formula E, and to benefaction them to a public.”
Safety Car pattern aligned with a colours of a light bar.
The BMW i8 Safety Car, that BMW i is creation accessible as a Coupé and
as a Roadster, also boasts a future-oriented and innovative new
design. As was a box for a BMW iFE.20, a Safety Car has been
designed by Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Group Motorsport. It
carries brazen some elements of a predecessor. These embody the
blue and white corners, channel over in a character of a BMW logo.
Emphasis is also placed on a perspective from above, that plays a
quite critical purpose due to a towering seating plcae for
many spectators during a Formula E races. Then there is a asymmetrical
blueprint that provides limit prominence during high speed. As with the
competition car, a non-reflective, matt black cockpit component that has been
extended to cover a whole area around a motorist represents the
many distinguished change. This pushes a motorist to a fore, underlining
a core significance of this role. “We integrated a colours of the
light bar into a pattern specifically for a Safety Car. This creates the
distinguished colour intrigue for a vehicle intensely authentic,” says Scully.
BMW i has prolonged enjoyed a tighten tie with Formula E, appearing
as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ given Season 1. BMW i Andretti
Motorsport has also been racing competitively given Season 5. After
dual wins in 3 races from Alexander Sims (GBR) and Maximilian
Günther (GER), a group is now streamer a group standings. In
serve to celebrating sporting successes, a BMW iFE.20 competition vehicle is
used essentially as a technological laboratory for serve development
of drivetrain concepts for BMW i prolongation cars. The Formula E
plan has seen a many complete record send between
motorsport and array prolongation in a story of BMW.
The BMW i Safety Cars.
BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 6. 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:
14.6-14.0 kWh; total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director
Car”, a BMW 530e (combined fuel consumption: 1.8-1.6 l/100 km;
total appetite consumption: 14.5-13.8 kWh/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 40-36 g/km)* in a purpose as “Medical Car” and a BMW X5
e45 (combined fuel consumption: 2.0-1.7 l/100 km; total energy
consumption: 23.5-21.3 kWh/100 km; total CO2 emissions: 46-38
g/km)* as “Rescue Car”.