MotoGP and BMW M Division: these two partners have formed an ideal combination for almost two decades. MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and features the best riders in the world on high-performance racing prototypes, in the development of which the manufacturers implement their latest technological ideas. High-performance and motorsport genes – attributes, with which BMW M Division is also synonymous. Since 1999, BMW M has been a permanent member of the international MotoGP family. The successful partnership with organiser Dorna Sports has grown consistently over the years, and is set to continue to run well into the future. In 2014, Dorna Sports and BMW M Division extended their cooperation up to and including 2020. Partnerships like this, which span decades, are extremely rare in top-class international sport.
At the heart of the commitment is the provision of the Safety Car fleet. BMW M implements the latest technology in order to guarantee the safety of the MotoGP riders, whatever the conditions. The Safety Cars are high-performance BMW M cars, whose outstanding driving properties make them the perfect foil to any challenges out on the racetrack. The latest example is the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car, which makes its debut this season. The Safety Cars are specially modified at the BMW M factory for their use as lead cars on the motorcycle racing scene. The same goes for all the other vehicles in the fleet.
BMW M Division’s commitment to MotoGP also includes numerous other activities. Since 2003, the BMW M Award has been presented at the end of the season to the best MotoGP qualifier. The BMW M MotoGP Experience allows visitors to experience the fascinating world of MotoGP up close and personal. BMW M MotoGP experts offer exclusive, first-hand insights. On selected Grand Prix weekends, BMW M Division presents its latest models and products with on-site campaigns.
BMW M2 MotoGP SAFETY CAR.
Engine: Inline six-cylinder engine
Capacity: 2,979 cc
Output: 272/370 kW/bhp
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h: 4.3 seconds (with M DTC)
(Fuel consumption, combined (M DTC): 7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 185 g/km
Modifications for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car.
- BMW M Performance exhaust system with carbon finishers
- BMW M Performance carbon side skirts
- BMW M Performance front grille high-gloss black
- BMW M Performance Air Breather high-gloss black
- BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps
- BMW M Performance carbon aerodynamic kit front (blades)
- BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor
- Front flap CFK/GFK underframe (newly developed)
- Carbon rear wing with closed mounts
- BMW M Performance coilover suspension
- Carbon ceramic brake (prototype)
- Michelin Cup tyres
- Bonnet with “motorsport lock”
- Fuel suction pump
- Battery master switch
- Flashing corona headlight rings
- LED lights on the roof with bracket (newly developed)
- LED lights in the front grille
- LED lights in the rear lights
- RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts
- Roll cage
- Fire extinguisher with bracket
- BMW M Performance alcantara steering wheel
- BMW M Performance carbon fibre interior trim
- BMW M Performance stainless steel pedal pads
- BMW M Performance floor mats
BMW M PERFORMANCE PARTS.
The new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car is fitted with numerous parts from the product range of BMW M Performance Parts. BMW M Performance Parts are also installed in the other official cars of the MotoGP safety car fleet, optimising both the sporty appearance and the performance. These retrofitting components enable BMW customers to implement their visions of sportiness retroactively and customised for their vehicle. Developed using motorsport expertise, perfectly tailored to the relevant model and combinable as desired – this is how the current BMW M Performance Parts programme presents itself.
The retrofit components for the drivetrain, chassis, aerodynamics and cockpit are developed in close cooperation with BMW M Division. They significantly improve driving dynamics and underline the sporty tone of both the exterior appearance and the interior ambience of the car in question.
More performance, more adrenaline, more character: every customer can put together a made-to-measure package with the BMW M Performance products, which can be retrofitted individually. The aerodynamic accessories reduce lift and give the car a striking look. Front splitter, diffusor, spoiler and carbon mirror caps show that athleticism and aesthetics can work in perfect harmony.
The BMW M Performance Chassis, with its rigidly designed springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bar is designed to allow an uncompromising sporty style of driving. The outstanding performance of the production engines can actually be surpassed, thanks to the BMW M Performance Power Kit. The innovative BMW M Performance products for the cockpit apply the finishing touches when it comes to sportiness. The BMW M Performance Steering Wheel resembles the kind of steering wheel found in a racing car.