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BMW M4 Coupé to head MotoGP™ Safety Car fleet

BMW M4 Coupé to head MotoGP™ Safety Car fleet

The latest BMW M4 Coupé, unveiled in Geneva this week, will again head the Safety Car fleet in the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2015.

This season, the BMW M4 Coupé modified exclusively for this purpose is joined by the BMW M3 and the BMW M6 Gran Coupé as Official Safety Cars. The organisational team will also have access to a range of other BMW and BMW M cars, including a BMW M5 for the “Safety Officer” as well as the BMW M550d xDrive Touring and, for the first time, the BMW X5 M as “Medical Cars”. Two BMW S 1000 RRs will be in action as Safety Bikes.

Recently unveiled in Geneva, the BMW M GmbH’s high-performance coupé has been designed to ensure maximum driving dynamics and with its use on the racetracks of this world in mind. The six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, a high-rev concept and distinct racing genes contributes significantly to the high-performance character of the overall concept.

Already in its production version, the sporting heart delivers a top performance of 431 hp (317 kW) and provides a maximum torque of 550 Nm over a broadly usable range of revolution speeds.

Appearing as it does in the extremely performance-oriented world of MotoGP, where the world’s top motorcycle racers battle for points and positions, the Safety Car must also boast appropriately impressive performance parameters. With this in mind, the engineers at BMW M GmbH have equipped the high-performance power unit with an innovative water injection, thus considerably increasing the engine’s performance. Water injection makes it possible to raise the upper performance limits, which have otherwise been restricted thermally.

As well as increasing performance and torque, the innovative system in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car also ensures outstanding efficiency with benefits in terms of full-load consumption and exhaust emissions. As a BMW M product at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car also opens up possibilities for use of this technology in future production models.

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MotoGP, 2015

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