The all-electric racing vehicle impresses with a fascinating style, whereas the showpiece of the BMW iFE.18 – the revolutionary drivetrain – is hidden deep inside. The drivetrain was created utilizing the knowledge of the identical engineers that created that of the BMW i3. BMW i and BMW Motorsport are operating on the Formula E project in tandem, thereby facilitating a technologies transfer in between series improvement and motorsport unprecedented in this type. The two BMW iFE.18 vehicles, which will be in action for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in the Formula E races about the globe as of December, will have the BMW operates drivers António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alexander Sims (GBR) at the wheel.
“Formula E is not only an innovative and spectacular race series that has established itself as one of the top race series in the world with a totally new approach to sustainability and events within just a few years,” mentioned Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development and Motorsport, who opened the BMW iFE.18 launch in front of media representatives, partners and other guests from about the globe.
He added, “For BMW, it is also the perfect test lab for production development. The technology transfer between motorsport and series production is intense. Our experience from series production benefits the drivetrain of the race car. At the same time, insights from Formula E flow directly into the development of future series production drivetrains.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily