BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car Video

HIGH PERFORMANCE IN THE SERVICE OF SAFETY.

The BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car.

High performance in the service of safety.The BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car.

The BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car, the new spearhead of the BMW M Safety Car fleet for the world's fastest motorcycle racing series, has made its first appearance on the starting grid. This 625 hp high-performance car is based on the BMW M8 Competition and, as the new lead car, will be present in the service of safety at the MotoGP™ events from Austrian Grand Prix onwards.

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

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“We are delighted to present the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car, a new high-performance lead car for the top tier of motorcycle racing.”
Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH
BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car
BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car
BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

BUILT BY HAND.

Painstaking manual work at the BMW M Manufaktur in Garching converted the high-performance base car into the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car, preparing it to appear as the course car in the world’s fastest motorcycle racing series

This process included the addition of numerous BMW M Performance Parts, many of which are available as retrofit parts for the BMW M8 production model. These emphasise the sporty appearance of the Safety Car and meet all the functional requirements for aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight construction.

The highlights include the BMW M Performance titanium sports exhaust system* and BMW M Performance Parts in carbon design, such as tailpipe finisher*, engine cover, rear diffuser and side skirts.

In order to complete the transformation from BMW M8 Competition to MotoGP™ Safety Car, special racing and safety features were also installed. These include a bonnet with ‘motorsport lock’, customised carbon flaps and the BMW M8 GTE rear wing.

The Safety Car is also illuminated by flashing special headlight rings, LED lights on the roof with bracket and a front grille LED flasher.

*not available in Europe

 

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In the interior, the BMW M Performance steering wheel pro with M Performance carbon cover and M Performance carbon shift paddles, RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts and a special roll cage provide a genuine motorsport feeling.

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“Even in its production version, this high-performance automobile is suited to the racetrack. With its innovative technical features, it is yet another example of our quest to keep pushing the limit upwards.”
Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH
BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

UNBEATABLE DYNAMICS.

With the BMW M8 Competition as its base, it goes without saying that the BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car is not lacking in performance and driving dynamics. The M power under the bonnet comes from the most powerful engine ever developed for a BMW M GmbH car. The high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology develops 460 kW/625 hp and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. The high-performance power unit teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, and the engine’s power is channelled to the road via the M xDrive all-wheeldrive system.

Among the special features is a newly developed integrated braking system, an M specific version of which presents the driver with two different brake pedal feel settings.

The precise interaction between powertrain, chassis technology and aerodynamics has been carefully honed over the course of intensive testing at the BMW Group’s test track near Miramas in southern France, the winter testing centre in Arjeplog, Sweden and the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit, along with other racetracks. Experience collected from the development of the BMW M8 GTE racing car also played an important role in the configuration process.

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BEHIND THE SCENES.

For exclusive insights behind the scenes at BMW M, to stay up-to-date and to get up close and personal: follow Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, on Instagram.

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“The BMW M8 and the BMW M8 GTE were developed in parallel, and these racing genes distinguish the BMW M8 models in all areas. That’s why it was a logical step for us to choose the BMW M8 Competition as a basis for our new MotoGP™ safety car.”
Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH
BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car

EXPERIENCE MotoGP™.

EXPERIENCE MotoGP™.

OFFICIAL CAR OF MotoGP™.

Since 1999, high-performance automobiles from BMW M GmbH, the official safety car partner of MotoGP™ organiser Dorna Sports, have stood for safety under extreme conditions in the premier class of motorcycle racing. The BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car continues this tradition as the ‘Official Car of MotoGP™’ and represents the latest highlight in the long series of high-performance lead vehicles.

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

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see https://www.bmw.com/wltp.

    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/co2/.

    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.