BMW i

Official Vehicle Partner

BMW i supplies the BMW i8’s used as the championship safety cars, the all-electric BMW i3 medical and race control cars as well as the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid rescue car

As well as providing the fleet of hybrid and all-electric safety and official course cars, BMW i has also played a proactive role in the development of Formula E, fielding a full manufacturer works team in the form of BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

First entering the championship as a technical partner of Andretti's Formula E team, BMW i became a full works team ahead of the 2018/19 season, fulfilling the next logical step in the partnership.

With BMW i and BMW Motorsport working in tandem, the technology transfers to future generations of BMW road cars.

The Official Course Car Fleet for season 5 will be as follows:

  • Safety Car: BMW i8 Safety Car
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.8. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42. Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.0)
  • Race Director: BMW i3s
    Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.6 – 14.0. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
  • Medical Car: BMW 530e 
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.3 – 2.1. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 52 - 47. Power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.9 – 13.3
  • Rescue car: BMW X5 40i 
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.7 – 8.5. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 197 - 193 

To find out more about how BMW i works with Formula E visit their website.

From race to road

Desert drifting with Antonio Felix da Costa in the BMW i8