BMW M8 Safety Car oh the MotoGP

BMW M – PARTNER OF THE MOTOGP™.

Experience the extremes.

BMW M – PARTNER OF THE MOTOGP™.

Experience the extremes.

BMW M – PARTNER OF THE MOTOGP™.Experience the extremes.

Since 1999, BMW M has always taken the lead whenever the world’s best motorcycle pilots take to the race track – the BMW M Safety Cars with an entire fleet of vehicles and right out front. The MotoGP™ fascinates every season with dynamics, high performance and innovation. Attributes which are unequivocally connected to BMW M. At the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience, you can directly take part in a weekend full of high-voltage excitement and BMW M Power.

 

BMW M8 Competition Coupé:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.6
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 242

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Markus Flasch and the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car
Markus Flasch and the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

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DYNAMIC DETAILS.

The BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car with BMW M Performance Parts.

Titanium sports exhaust system of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

BMW M PERFORMANCE TITANIUM SPORTS EXHAUST SYSTEM.

Specially designed for use on the racetrack, the BMW M Performance titanium sports exhaust system is made of titanium with carbon tailpipe trims.

BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car Design

THE DESIGN.

The design of the new BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car is a clear racing statement, based on that of the BMW M8 GTE race car. In developing the BMW M8 GTE, BMW M series production engineers and BMW Motorsport worked hand in hand. The design reflects this close connection.

Lichtbalken des BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

THE LIGHT BAR.

One of the characteristic features of the new BMW M8 Coupé is the dinstinctive double bubble contour of its roof, reminiscent of classic racing cars. It houses the flat light bar with state-of-the-art LED technology and electronic controls. The lightweight sandwich-style holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the middle and a carbon fibre cladding. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, but also serves to securely house the light bar, which can easily be removed for transport purposes.

 RECAROS for the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

SPECIAL RACING FEATURES.

The transformation of the BMW M8 into a MotoGP™ Safety Car was completed by the installation of special racing features and the necessary safety equipment. The front splitter is a prototype specially developed for the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car. The hood covers come directly from motorsport. The RECARO racing seats with Schroth seat belts guarantee occupants the necessary combination of comfort and maximum safety when used on the racetrack.

The engine of the BMW M8 Safety Car

THE ENGINE.

The heart of the BMW M8 Competition is its 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. It delivers 460 kW/625 hp in the standard BMW M8 Competition and has a maximum torque of 750 Nm. The BMW M8 Competition accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. Power is transmitted via the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.

Control panel of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

THE COCKPIT CONTROL PANEL.

The light bar is controlled via a specially developed light control panel in the cockpit. Here the driver can select different light signal programs and flashing frequencies. Further LED flashers have been installed at the front and rear of the car. Blue LEDs are used in the front grille and the corona headlight rings of the headlamps also flash.

Rim of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

BMW M XDRIVE.

Maximum driving dynamics on any road, in all conditions. Thanks to M xDrive with Active M Differential, the outstanding performance of the BMW M8 can be experienced even more intensively. Thanks to a central intelligent control, this innovative system combines agility and precision of a standard drivetrain with the superiority and traction of four-wheel drive. The driver can configure M xDrive according to their needs at any time – including the purist’s favourite rear-wheel drive.

BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car rear wing

THE BMW M8 GTE REAR WING.

Maximum downforce even in fast corners: the racing-primed rear wing not only provides the BMW M8 GTE with reliable contact pressure on the rear axle, it also crowns the rear of the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car.

  • 1. BMW M PERFORMANCE TITANIUM SPORTS EXHAUST SYSTEM.
    Titanium sports exhaust system of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

    Specially designed for use on the racetrack, the BMW M Performance titanium sports exhaust system is made of titanium with carbon tailpipe trims.

  • 2. THE DESIGN.
    BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car Design

    The design of the new BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car is a clear racing statement, based on that of the BMW M8 GTE race car. In developing the BMW M8 GTE, BMW M series production engineers and BMW Motorsport worked hand in hand. The design reflects this close connection.

  • 3. THE LIGHT BAR.
    Lichtbalken des BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

    One of the characteristic features of the new BMW M8 Coupé is the dinstinctive double bubble contour of its roof, reminiscent of classic racing cars. It houses the flat light bar with state-of-the-art LED technology and electronic controls. The lightweight sandwich-style holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the middle and a carbon fibre cladding. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, but also serves to securely house the light bar, which can easily be removed for transport purposes.

  • 4. SPECIAL RACING FEATURES.
     RECAROS for the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

    The transformation of the BMW M8 into a MotoGP™ Safety Car was completed by the installation of special racing features and the necessary safety equipment. The front splitter is a prototype specially developed for the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car. The hood covers come directly from motorsport. The RECARO racing seats with Schroth seat belts guarantee occupants the necessary combination of comfort and maximum safety when used on the racetrack.

  • 5. THE ENGINE.
    The engine of the BMW M8 Safety Car

    The heart of the BMW M8 Competition is its 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. It delivers 460 kW/625 hp in the standard BMW M8 Competition and has a maximum torque of 750 Nm. The BMW M8 Competition accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. Power is transmitted via the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.

  • 6. THE COCKPIT CONTROL PANEL.
    Control panel of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

    The light bar is controlled via a specially developed light control panel in the cockpit. Here the driver can select different light signal programs and flashing frequencies. Further LED flashers have been installed at the front and rear of the car. Blue LEDs are used in the front grille and the corona headlight rings of the headlamps also flash.

  • 8. BMW M XDRIVE.
    Rim of the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

    Maximum driving dynamics on any road, in all conditions. Thanks to M xDrive with Active M Differential, the outstanding performance of the BMW M8 can be experienced even more intensively. Thanks to a central intelligent control, this innovative system combines agility and precision of a standard drivetrain with the superiority and traction of four-wheel drive. The driver can configure M xDrive according to their needs at any time – including the purist’s favourite rear-wheel drive.

  • 9. THE BMW M8 GTE REAR WING.
    BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car rear wing

    Maximum downforce even in fast corners: the racing-primed rear wing not only provides the BMW M8 GTE with reliable contact pressure on the rear axle, it also crowns the rear of the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car.

The new BMW M8 Safety Car was meticulously handcrafted at BMW M headquarters in Garching, near Munich. Based on the new BMW M8 Competition, the experts at BMW M GmbH have further optimised this high performance model and tailored it to its new role at MotoGP™ . In addition to exclusive custom-made euipment and mandatory safety features, the engineers have also given the Safety Car extensive BMW M Performance accessories, which provide visual accents as well as meeting functional requirements for aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight construction. In addition, experience gained from the development of the BMW M8 GTE racing car alongside the BMW M8 was incorporated into this ambitious project right from its inception.

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THE BMW M MOTOGP™ EXPERIENCE.

Experience up close.

IT DOESN’T GET ANY CLOSER.

Exclusive excitement: for those who want to make their visit to MotoGP ™ an unforgettable experience, the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience is just the ticket. As an exclusive guest in the VIP Village, you not only get to follow the race from the best vantage point, but also meet world champions, interact with current MotoGP™ riders and get up close with the mechanics as they perform their duties in the pit lane. As a highlight, you will experience the circuit as never before during a lap in the passenger seat of one of the current BMW M Safety Cars!

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BMW M MotoGP™ Experience
It is rather unusual for the BMW M to send such a high-performance car onto the race track, and not to compete for a place. Yet, it’s a tonne of fun to be a part of the MotoGP™.

SIGN UP FOR THE BMW M MotoGP™ EXPERIENCE.

SIGN UP FOR THE BMW M MotoGP™ EXPERIENCE.

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The BMW M MotoGP™ Experience: here’s what you can expect from our exclusive Incentive Programme

It doesn’t get any closer.

For anyone who wants to make their visit to the MotoGP™ an unforgettable moment, the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience is just the thing. As an exclusive guest at the VIP Village, you will not only follow the race from the best seat in the house, you will also meet world champions, chat with active pilots, drive as a co-pilot in the safety car and watch over the mechanics’ shoulders as they work in the pit.
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100 Percent MotoGP™.

You will find out what makes the MotoGP™ really special during a tour of the pit lane with former top driver Alex Hofmann or with a direct one-on-one with the former world champion Loris Capirossi. Take an extended walk down the Service Road, in the paddock and Pit Lane for a chance to experience up close the latest MotoGP™ pilots.
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The professionals talk.

A MotoGP™ weekend has never been so informative. With the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience, you receive exciting insider info from the experts in safety control or the Michelin tyres technicians. Highlights: the Pit Lane Walk and a visit with a selected team, with an exclusive introduction to the MotoGP™ events.
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Exclusive adrenaline.

Power. Performance. Race-track feeling of the highest order. Experience the course so close as never before: by taking a lap in the passenger seat of one of the latest BMW M Safety Cars. An unforgettable experience.
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BMW X4 M Competition at BMW M Award of MotoGP season 2019

BMW M AWARD 2019.

BMW M AWARD 2019.

Marc Márquez wins the BMW X4 M Competition
Marc Márquez wins the BMW X4 M Competition

MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

The BMW M Award ensures speed! The drivers who regularly run the fastest laps accross the asphalt in qualifying once again had the chance to win an exclusive BMW M high performance car this season. As was the case last year, Marc Márquez was able to win the coveted trophy before the season had even ended. In 2018, the successful Spaniard drove home with a BMW M3 CS; this year he received a 510 hp BMW X4 M Competition in brilliant Toronto Red Metallic (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km).

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MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

The BMW M Award ensures speed! The drivers who regularly run the fastest laps accross the asphalt in qualifying once again had the chance to win an exclusive BMW M high performance car this season. As was the case last year, Marc Márquez was able to win the coveted trophy before the season had even ended. In 2018, the successful Spaniard drove home with a BMW M3 CS; this year he received a 510 hp BMW X4 M Competition in brilliant Toronto Red Metallic (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km).

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To see BMW M Award 2019 leaderboard, click here:

BMW M8 Safety Car

NOT ONLY THERE. BUT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

The BMW MotoGP™ Experience.

NOT ONLY THERE. BUT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

The BMW MotoGP™ Experience.

A COMMON HISTORY.

2018 marks the 20th season of BMW M as the “Official Car of MotoGP™”. Since the start of the partnership, BMW has consistently introduced innovative ideas to the commitment – and always ensures the highest possible degree of safety at the racetrack, courtesy of the very latest technology.

In 2001 the new BMW Z8 was launched within the MotoGP™. The BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup, renamed the BMW Motorrad Power Cup in 2005, also made its debut on the same bill as the World Championship in the same year. At the end of the 2003 season, the best qualifier was presented for the first time with the BMW Award, which is now the BMW M Award and held in great acclaim among the MotoGP™ riders.

BMW M Division took on the role of “Official Car of MotoGP™” in 2006. Since then, BMW M Division has repeatedly caught the eye with fascinating events and, with its fleet of vehicles, contributed significantly to the success of the first night race in Qatar in 2008. Since 2010, the BMW M Motorhome has been an important contact point in the paddock. In 2012, BMW M Division once again broadened its commitment. Since then, three-time World Champion and Dorna safety consultant Loris Capirossi has served as a BMW M MotoGP™ Expert. An exclusive incentive programme was also introduced, in the form of the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience.

BMW M Division creates new highlights every season with its Safety Cars. The latest models and impressive technical innovations – this is what makes the BMW M MotoGP™ Safety Cars of the past, present and future so special. The BMW M6 Gran Coupé made its debut as a Safety Car in 2013, while the BMW M4 Coupé was an eye-catching addition in 2014. In 2015, BMW M employed the newly-developed and innovative water injection for the first time in the BMW M4 MotoGP™ Safety Car. The next highlight follows in the 2018 season: as the new spearhead of the Safety Car fleet, the spectacular new BMW M5 gives its debut as a MotoGP™ Safety Car.

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BMW M5 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.6 - 10.5
CO2-emissions in g/km (combined): 241 - 238


BMW M8 Competition Coupé:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.6
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 242


BMW X4 M Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.5
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 239

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. 

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] 

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. 

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.