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.

DYNAMIC DETAILS.

The BMW M5 MotoGP™ Safety Car with BMW M Performance Parts.

THE M XDRIVE.

Maximum driving dynamics on every road, in all conditions. The new M xDrive with Active M Differential permits an even more intensive experience of the outstanding performance of the BMW M5. Using a central intelligent control unit, the innovative system combines the agility and precision of the standard drive with the smoothness and traction of the all-wheel drive. Ambitious drivers can configure M xDrive to their needs whenever they wish – all the way to the pure unadulterated rear-wheel drive.

THE LIGHT BAR.

The flat light bar on the carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof is equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology and control electronics. The lightweight, sandwich-construction holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the centre and a carbon fibre covering which is finished in the colour of the car to blend in perfectly. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, it also serves to securely fix the light bar, which can be easily removed for transport purposes.

THE CONTROL PANEL IN THE COCKPIT.

The light bar is controlled via an in-house-developed control panel in the cockpit. Here the crew can choose from different light-indicator programmes and blinking frequencies. Additional LED flashes were installed in the front and rear ends. On the front grille, blue LEDS are used, plus the corona rings of the headlights blink.

THE ENGINE.

The heart of the BMW M5, the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, has been completely overhauled by the M engineers. It represents another significant increase in performance compared to previous models, with 441 kW/600 HP and maximum torque of 750 Nm in the production M5. The new BMW M5 only needs 3.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Transmission is provided by the new eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox with Drivelogic.

THE DESIGN.

The design of the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Cars also makes a clear racing statement: it is inspired by the design of the new BMW M8 GTE race car, which will compete for BMW at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Series developers from BMW M and the BMW Motorsport department worked hand in hand on development of the BMW M8 GTE. The design reflects this close cooperation.

SPECIAL RACING FEATURES.

The transformation of the BMW M5 to a MotoGP Safety Car was completed by the inclusion of special racing features and the necessary safety equipment. The front splitter is a prototype developed specifically for the BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car. The bonnet latches are taken directly from racing. The bucket seats from the BMW M4 GTS guarantee a combination of comfort and maximum security for their occupants when being in action on the racetrack.

THE M PERFORMANCE SPORT EXHAUST SYSTEM.

In terms of the exhaust system, the engineers put their trust in the proven M Performance materials: the BMW M Performance sport exhaust system is made of titanium, with carbon exhaust tips, and has been designed specially for use on the racetrack.

  • 1. THE M XDRIVE.

    Maximum driving dynamics on every road, in all conditions. The new M xDrive with Active M Differential permits an even more intensive experience of the outstanding performance of the BMW M5. Using a central intelligent control unit, the innovative system combines the agility and precision of the standard drive with the smoothness and traction of the all-wheel drive. Ambitious drivers can configure M xDrive to their needs whenever they wish – all the way to the pure unadulterated rear-wheel drive.

  • 2. THE LIGHT BAR.

    The flat light bar on the carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof is equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology and control electronics. The lightweight, sandwich-construction holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the centre and a carbon fibre covering which is finished in the colour of the car to blend in perfectly. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, it also serves to securely fix the light bar, which can be easily removed for transport purposes.

  • 3. THE CONTROL PANEL IN THE COCKPIT.

    The light bar is controlled via an in-house-developed control panel in the cockpit. Here the crew can choose from different light-indicator programmes and blinking frequencies. Additional LED flashes were installed in the front and rear ends. On the front grille, blue LEDS are used, plus the corona rings of the headlights blink.

  • 4. THE ENGINE.

    The heart of the BMW M5, the 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, has been completely overhauled by the M engineers. It represents another significant increase in performance compared to previous models, with 441 kW/600 HP and maximum torque of 750 Nm in the production M5. The new BMW M5 only needs 3.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. Transmission is provided by the new eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox with Drivelogic.

  • 5. THE DESIGN.

    The design of the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Cars also makes a clear racing statement: it is inspired by the design of the new BMW M8 GTE race car, which will compete for BMW at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Series developers from BMW M and the BMW Motorsport department worked hand in hand on development of the BMW M8 GTE. The design reflects this close cooperation.

  • 6. SPECIAL RACING FEATURES.

    The transformation of the BMW M5 to a MotoGP Safety Car was completed by the inclusion of special racing features and the necessary safety equipment. The front splitter is a prototype developed specifically for the BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car. The bonnet latches are taken directly from racing. The bucket seats from the BMW M4 GTS guarantee a combination of comfort and maximum security for their occupants when being in action on the racetrack.

  • 7. THE M PERFORMANCE SPORT EXHAUST SYSTEM.

    In terms of the exhaust system, the engineers put their trust in the proven M Performance materials: the BMW M Performance sport exhaust system is made of titanium, with carbon exhaust tips, and has been designed specially for use on the racetrack.

At BMW M in Garching the serial version of the BMW M5 was rebuilt, further optimised and specifically adapted to its new role at the MotoGP™. In addition to custom-made and compulsory safety devices, the BMW M GmbH engineers have donated an extensive line of BMW M Performance accessories to the Safety Car, creating not only eye-catching accents but also fulfilling functional requirements for aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight construction. Many of the M Performance Parts – including the lower-lying coilover suspension and the exhaust system with flaps – are available as retro-fit components for the BMW M5 Sedan.

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™.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

The BMW M Award guarantees speed! The competitor who sets the fastest lap in qualifying this season will once again have the chance of winning a high-performance BMW M car. The 2018 M Award winner will be in line for a particularly exciting reward. They will receive a BMW M3 CS – the most powerful and dynamic M3 series production vehicle of all time!

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.

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

The BMW MotoGP™ Experience.

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