BMW M is set to take on the 2016 MotoGP season with a Safety Car based on the new BMW M2 Coupé. Take a look at the flagship vehicle in the MotoGP fleet, which will be instrumental in getting riders around the racetrack quickly and safely in the coming rounds of the World Championship.


 

Since 1999, BMW M has been a permanent member of the international MotoGP family. At the heart of this commitment is the provision of the MotoGP Safety Car fleet. These Safety Cars are designed especially for MotoGP conditions, and to provide optimum performance and safety at all times.

Back in early October 2015, a team of BMW M experts began preparing to assemble the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car. The modifications took a good ten weeks to complete, and the result was not only stunning in appearance, but flawless in its suitability to the task at hand.

With a maximum output of 272 kW/370 hp and a maximum torque of 7,000 Nm, the extremely rev-happy power train really makes its mark out on the track. A fuel efficiency of 7.9 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 185 g/km for a car of its prowess are also typical of the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy.

As well as exclusive tailor-made solutions and mandatory safety features, the engineers at BMW M Division also equipped the Safety Car with extensive BMW M Performance Parts. This gives the car a clear edge when it comes aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight design.

True fans of the car will have many of these modifications optionally available with the new BMW M2 Coupé.

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