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      08-02-2021, 04:18 AM   #1
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Official Car of MotoGP: BMW i4 M50 Safety Car [Updated with live pics from BMW Welt]

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Official Car of MotoGP™: BMW M presents the new BMW i4 M50 Safety Car for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup.
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Munich. Presenting the first fully-electric safety car from BMW M: BMW M GmbH, the “Official Car of MotoGP™”, will unveil the new BMW i4 M50 Safety Car for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup at the Motorcycle Grand Prix of Austria on 15th August at the Red Bull Ring (AUT). It will replace the BMW i8 Safety Car, which has previously led the field in the electric motorcycle series, which takes place on the support programme for MotoGP™.

The new safety car for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup is based on the BMW i4 M50 (power consumption combined: 22.5 to 18.0 kWh/100km WLTP; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km WLTP*), 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, and M-specific chassis technology, it offers captivating driving dynamics. The emotional driving experience is underlined in particular by the drive sound, which has been developed specifically for electric BMW M cars. With all its properties, the BMW i4 M50 forms the perfect basis for use as a safety car in MotoE™.

“With the BMW i4 M50, we are entering a new era and presenting our first M with a fully-electric drive train,” says Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “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.”

The FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup has been part of the MotoGP™ world championship since 2019. The fully-electric series, with Energica motorcycles, offers thrilling head-to-head races and exciting battles at some of the most iconic circuits in motorcycle racing.

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      08-02-2021, 06:19 AM   #2
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Now this is a nice looking car with big grills.
Electric looks good this way.
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      08-02-2021, 06:26 AM   #3
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now we need an M4 GC
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      08-02-2021, 06:52 AM   #4
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Lets not hope the car goes runs out of battery power at the pacecar lap. Or worse it goes on fire.
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      08-02-2021, 07:44 AM   #5
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Neon green is latest and it made to bmw

Maybe next gen m3 can feature electric and on top of s58

Or maybe even bmw can make a super car with those motors
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True Safety Car indeed. You just can't miss that colour or those grills.
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From grille to graphics, I am not sure that safety of eyeballs was considered.
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In the era of electrification., it's Interesting to see Enel X as a sponsor just as Shell or BP would be for a petrol vehicle.
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This car is like a rich man's Tesla 3
I like
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There is nothing special about design of this car.
BMWs used to be worth turning your head and look at them, not any more.
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now we need an M4 GC
Not going to happen, this is the closest we will get for now.

I am hoping a higher powered full i4M comes out. Something to compete with Tesla performance.
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There is nothing special about design of this car.
BMWs used to be worth turning your head and look at them, not any more.
You want to bet?
If you drive this safety car on the street, it WILL turn heads.
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All in on electric!

Nice!
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Anyone else notice the massive wheel gaps in the rear?
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Not going to happen, this is the closest we will get for now.

I am hoping a higher powered full i4M comes out. Something to compete with Tesla performance.
Explain what you mean by "compete with Tesla performance".
3.1 or 3.9 0-60 is literally a race to see who has the faster reflex.
How often are you going to put a Model 3 in track mode?


i4 M50 is 4800 lbs with ~540hp and 570lb ft of torque
Model 3 is about 4000 with ~440hp and 470lb ft of torque

This gives the BMW a ratio of 9.03 lbs/hp and 8.56 for torque
The Tesla Model 3 a ration of 9.09 lbs/hp and 8.51 for torque

But without a i4 M50 to play with we really don't have the performance numbers but on paper it most definitely is not a blow out. The numbers look roughly the same. Also the M50 with the 20" tires will definitely have grip.

We shall see.....
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Interesting the ///M badge is that much larger than the 50… willing to bet that trickles down to all their m performance cars. Truly is ///marketing. Make sure people know it's an m… sorta…
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