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BMW M2: a new Safety Car for MotoGP

BMW is celebrating 25 years of partnership with MotoGP by launching its new M2 as the official safety car for the 2023 World Motorcycle Championship season.

Since 25 years, BMW is a partner of the MotoGP World Championship. For the occasion, the Munich firm has just presented a new M2 as a Safety Car. She joins the M3 Touring in the fleet of intervention vehicles. The car will be visible from the opening of the MotoGP season, in Portugal, from March 24 to 26.

“We are delighted to join BMW M in celebrating the 25th anniversary season of our partnership in 2023”declared Carmelo Ezpeleta, PDG of Dorna Sports.

“At BMW M, we have had a strong partner by our side for a quarter of a century; a partner with whom we have enjoyed superb collaboration in many different areas. We are very proud of this long-standing partnership which never ends, it gives new impetus every year. With the most innovative technologies, BMW M is taking care of safety in our sport for the 25th year now, and is a staple in the MotoGP paddock with a wide range of activities. To a fantastic birthday season in 2023! »

A small BMW M4

The BMW M2 is undoubtedly the last BMW M that is not equipped with any electrification system. The car is fitted with the S58 3.0-litre bi-turbo six-cylinder engine developing a trifle of 460 hp and 550 Nm of torque.

It is a rear-wheel drive, and BMW has not yet confirmed the arrival of an xDrive version. But like the BMW M4, the M2 should also have the right to four-wheel drive, with always the possibility of switching to propulsion thanks to the variable system linked to this transmission.

The BMW M2 is available with a six-speed manual gearbox, allowing it to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. Without the third pedal, namely with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the 0 to 100 km/h falls to 4.1 seconds.

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A somewhat special BMW M2

This Safety Car version is equipped with various elements for its deployment on the MotoGP circuits, namely a roll bar, Recaro seats, a six-point harness, a fire extinguisher, the roof bar of the safety car and the fire. matching front.

This model is also equipped with several M Performance parts, namely the exhaust system, the chassis, the carbon side mirror shells, the diffuser and the rear spoiler.

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