Meet the BMW i4 M50, the automaker’s first electric safety car
British luxury car marquee Mini unveiled its all-electric Formula E safety car in March 2020. It replaced the BMW i8 as the Formula E safety car. Now BMW is withdrawing its i8 from another event of motorsport. However, this time the post will be replaced by a brand new BMW i4 M50 electric car.
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The Bavarian car giant has already unveiled its very first fully electric safety car in the form of the i4 M50. The EV is scheduled to make its track debut on August 15 at the Austrian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The event will take place on the Red Bull Ring track.
The Electric Motorcycle Racing Event is a support program for MotoGP’s flagship series. The BMW electric sedan will be present at the event where electric motorcycles will compete for the title. This will be the first time that the BMW i4 M50 will be seen on track ahead of its market launch in November 2021.
The BMW i4 M50 Safety Car appears very colorful and painted black with green accents in various places. These green stripes signify the sedan’s zero emission character. BMW’s iconic grille, front air vents, hood, side profile and rear bumper receive green accents. The front bumper and side sills receive iconic BMW M-Series red and blue accents. Emergency flashing light on the car roof signifies its safety car character.
This four-door electric performance sedan is equipped with two electric motors, each powering an axle. The two electric motors generate 544 hp of combined power. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in about four seconds.
To improve its performance, BMW’s M division added an M-specific chassis, bigger brakes and aerodynamic upgrades.
BMW M CEO Markus Flasch said that while the production version of the four-door Gran CoupÃ© hits the market later this year, the car will make its world debut on the circuit later this month. “There could not be a more suitable safety car for MotoE than the BMW i4 M50 – pure performance, all electric. We look forward to the premiere at Spielberg,” he added.