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2016 BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car

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365 hp 343 lb-ft 4.3 s n/a
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I6, Twin-Turbo Length 176.2 in (4475 mm)
Displacement 182 cu in (2979 cc) Width 73 in (1854 mm)
Power 365 hp (272 kW) @ 6500 rpm Height n/a
Torque 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) @ 1400-5560 rpm Kerb Weight n/a
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.3 s (4.5 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
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Tire Size - Front n/a Manufacturer's Origin Germany
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BMW M Performance Upgrades for 2016 MotoGP Safety Car

Published: Wed Feb 10, 2016 by Marko P.  |  Source: BMW M
At the BMW M factory in Garching, the production car was modified, optimized and 
prepared by hand for its new role in MotoGP.
At the BMW M factory in Garching, the production car was modified, optimized and prepared by hand for its new role in MotoGP.

MotoGP riders will be kept in check this season by a new BMW M2 Safety Car. The BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car is the new highlight of the MotoGP fleet and immediately takes a leading role in the quest to get the field of top-class riders round the racetrack quickly and safely in the coming rounds of the World Championship.

At the BMW M factory in Garching, the production car was modified, optimized and prepared by hand for its new role in MotoGP. As well as tailor-made solutions and mandatory safety features, the engineers at BMW M Division also equipped the Safety Car with extensive BMW M Performance Parts.

Back in early October 2015, a team of BMW M experts began preparing to assemble the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car. Two weeks later, a basic production model rolled into the halls of the M factory. This signaled the start of the task of manually converting the BMW M2 Coupe into an exclusive safety car. The modifications took a good ten weeks to complete.

Although the M Performance coilover suspension and Michelin Cup tires are wonderfully in harmony with the standard M compound brakes on the BMW M2 Coupe, the management in the M factory opted for carbon-ceramic brakes derived from the BMW M3/M4.

And because the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car will also be used in overseas races, a battery master switch and fuel pumping device help to guarantee safety when being transported by air.

To cut a long story short: the interior and exterior of the new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car are intended to represent the racing know-how of BMW M Division. As well as the basic paintwork in Alpine White and the typical BMW M livery, the car also features striking gold components, such as the roll cage, wheels, brake calipers, rear wing mounts, seat brackets, steering wheel spokes and contrast stitching.

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 tires
  • 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


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