BMW M's first fully electric safety car, the BMW i4 M50 will make its debut at the Austrian GP of the MotoE World Cup scheduled from August 13th to 15th, 2021.
BMW M GmbH, the "Official Car of MotoGP", will present the new BMW i4 M50 Safety Car for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup at the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich on August 15 at the Red Bull Ring. It will replace the BMW i8 Safety Car, which has previously led the field in the electric motorcycle series.
The new safety car for the MotoE World Cup is based on the BMW i4 M50 (power consumption combined: 24 to 19 kWh/100km WLTP; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km WLTP - preliminary data), which will be launched in November 2021. The first fully-electric performance car from BMW M GmbH will provide intense driving pleasure. With an electric motor on both the front and the rear axle, generating a total output of 400 kW/544 hp. BMW M has also equipped the i4 with a particular driving sound, specially developed for its electric cars (The person responsible for the emotional sound development is the famous composer Hans Zimmer, author of numerous film soundtracks including that of "The Gladiator").
Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH
“With the BMW i4 M50 we are entering a new era and presenting our first M with a fully-electric drive train. With the first M BEV, we are setting course for a future, in which the combination of extremely sporty, performance vehicles and electrification is an exciting theme. We are showing that everything people have come to value about M – the typical emotional M driving experience with sportiness, power and dynamics – is also possible in a fully-electric vehicle. While the production version of the four-door Gran Coupé will hit the market in the autumn, our fans can enjoy its world premiere at the racetrack this summer. There could not be a more appropriate safety car for MotoE than the BMW i4 M50 - pure performance, fully electric. We are looking forward to the premiere in Spielberg.”
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