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Source: BMW group Mexico City. New partnership, new car design: BMW i presented to the Public in the run-up to the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX) two of the most important news. The first BMW i has extended his contract as a “FIG FIA Formula E Official Vehicle Partner” and provides the formula E also on season 6 and beyond with an extensive fleet of BMW security vehicles. The second: The BMW i8 Safety Car for the fourth race of the season, a spectacular new Design.

The unveiling of the vehicle, and the promulgation of the extension of the partnership took place in the framework of a joint evening event of BMW i and is a Founding Main Partner Julius Baer in Mexico City. The guests included, among other things, Dr. Andreas Aumann, Vice President of BMW i Product, eMobility, Pia Schörner, Head of BMW Motorsport Marketing, Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, and the internationally known Influencer Brooklyn Beckham, got in the run-up to the race, the Chance of an exclusive photo shoot with the new Safety Car will make.

“BMW i plays since the beginning of the formula E is a Central role for the success story of the series,” says Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E. “And not only as a Founding Partner but also as a manufacturer of sports Competition, currently tops the team standings. I am very glad, that we continue the cooperation with BMW i as ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ for the long term and future-oriented. This shows how important BMW is the topic of electric mobility.“

In addition to the role as the “Official Vehicle Partner” of BMW i vehicle fleet for the popular “BMW i VIP Laps”, so taxi rides around the course during formula E events around the world. In addition, BMW i “Official Partner” and the “Founding Partner” of the FIG, FIA Formula E Championship.

“As a pioneer in the field of electric mobility and a founding member of the formula E we are proud to extend our long-standing cooperation and to support the racing series through season 6 and beyond as the ‘Official Vehicle Partner’ with our extensive monitoring of the vehicle fleet,” says Jens Thiemer, Senior Vice President of Customer

Design of the Safety Cars is based on the colors of the light beam.Pioneering and innovative, the new Design of the BMW i8 Safety Cars, the BMW i is available both as a Coupé and as a Roadster available. Like the BMW iFE.20 also, the Safety was designed to be Car of Michael Scully, Global Automotive Director @design works,. He and his Team are for the design of the BMW racing and security vehicles, is responsible. It continues some elements of its predecessor. The blue and white corners, the cross in reference to the BMW Logo count. Furthermore, the top view is emphasized, the plays in the light of the most elevated Seating position of a spectator at the formula-E-race a particularly important role. Added to this is the asymmetrical Layout that ensures maximum visibility at high speeds. Among the more striking Changes in the how the racecar-reflective, Matt black cockpit element, which was extended to the whole environment of the driver. It puts the drivers more in focus and emphasises its Central importance. “Especially with the Safety Car, we have integrated the colors of the light beam in the Design. The distinctive colour of the vehicle is very authentic,“ says Scully.

BMW i is already connected since season 1 as the “Official Vehicle Partner” closely with the formula E. Since season 5, BMW i, Andretti Motorsport, also, the athletic competition on the track. Currently, the Team leads after the two Victories of Alexander Sims (GBR) and Maximilian Günther (GER) in three races the team ranking. The race car, the BMW iFE.20, serves, in addition to his sporting success, especially as a technology laboratory for the further development of drive concepts for the BMW i series of vehicles. The technology transfer between racing and series development at BMW, never so intense as in the formula E project.

The BMW i safety vehicles.BMW i is as the “Official Vehicle Partner” for the first hour in the FIG FIA Formula E Championship and also in season 6, the Safety-Car fleet. At the top two Safety Cars: the specifically for racing with modified BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car (combined fuel consumption: 2.0 l/100 km

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2-emissions and power consumption are determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring process of regulation (EU) 2007/715 in the current version. The specifications refer to a vehicle in base facilities in Germany, the Ranges take into account differences in the selected wheel and tyre size, and the optional special equipment.The information are already determined on the Basis of the new WLTP test-cycle and on the comparability on the NEDC is calculated. In these vehicles related to the charges (also Park) on CO2 emissions, other than the values specified here apply for the assessment of taxes and other vehicle.The Stand can be removed from the carriage 06.12.2018 Further information on official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions of new Passenger cars to the ‘guide on the fuel economy, CO2-emissions and power consumption of new Passenger’, of charge at all sales outlets, the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-scharnhausen, Germany and online under free-of-charge available.


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